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  1. Adrian@Tech Blog

    Considering that Java runs on more than 850 million computers and it is cross platform, it’s somehow understandable that it will suffer from many attacks.

    In the past days there was found a day-zero vulnerability in Java 7 update 10 ( it seems that affects older versions too ) which allows the hackers to take control over the user’s PC and Oracle’s recommendation is to disable Java . What do you think about that? :)

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    1. Christopher Roberts
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      It if is vulnerable, get rid of it! That’s my thoughts.

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  2. domesticape@coolstuffnz.com

    Outstanding little dude, simply outstanding.

    Much respect.

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    1. Christopher Roberts
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      Little in what way? I can assure you I am quite tall Ben ;-)

      May I ask what you feel is “outstanding” – I need to ensure I do that again!

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  4. Nishadha@Diagramming Blog

    I have Jave installed in my computer and update it every time the notification comes up. I never use it for any programming things, but I was under the impression you need it for the browsers and some apps to work properly. But you have mentioned that browsers come with a Java plugin, so can I uninstall Java without a problem ?

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  5. Mateusz@Raporty Allegro

    It’s not like the Java is super vurnerable to hackers attaks. All other applications are also vurnerable. But the problem is – that other applications are not so popular as Java – so they don’t being attacked so often. Java now is running over 3 billion of devices – and has probably the largest community of developers/programmers (and hackers also). It is the reason that there are quite much known java vurnerabilities.

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    1. Christopher Roberts
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      The more popular something is, the more users are accessible in the event of a successful hack, therefore unethical-hackers are more likely to want to hack such software. Why did Apple OS used to be able to boast so few viruses? It was because hackers focused on Windows because it had more users, therefore more potential for hackers.

      Thanks for the comment, welcome to the blog :-)
      Christopher – Admin Team

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