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[center][b][size=6]Flaw Found In The Last 8 Years Of Java[/size][/b][/center]

[quote]Have you disabled or removed Java yet?

In what
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Haven't had Java installed for years now, good riddance!
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The only reason i keep it around is because Cisco insists on using it for their tools, There's a word for that... Idiocy

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Haven't installed it on my laptop since my last format, and to be honest, haven't needed it for anything. :/

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the only reason i have it installed is for minecraft, i don't use it for anything else and i have the java aplet disabled in my web browsers

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Not that easy to remove when you use it everyday at work...

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Yea I can't get rid of it as I do enjoy playing minecraft and writing Android apps.

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****in java needs to die. worst thing to happen to computing.
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My software is made with Java! PLEASE DONT HATE JAVA!

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'tis too bad, the language itself isn't that bad. But when most of your daily tools at work are built on Eclipse you can't drop Java just yet :p

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Discovering just now Java is far from perfect definitely rocked my world.
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[quote name='thatguyandrew1992' timestamp='1348945032' post='595215483']
My software is made with Java! PLEASE DONT HATE JAVA!
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It's kinda hard not to. It's slow, riddled with bugs and holes, and has nothing on newer tech. Java should have died a long time ago.
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[quote name='thatguyandrew1992' timestamp='1348945032' post='595215483']
My software is made with Java! PLEASE DONT HATE JAVA!
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I feel for your userbase. (no offense)

I need it, too.
Minecraft, Adobe and a handful of other applications (less used though).

[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]

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[quote name='thatguyandrew1992' timestamp='1348945032' post='595215483']
My software is made with Java! PLEASE DONT HATE JAVA!
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Use a better language :p
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I would uninstall Java, but Mine craft is worth having it installed :)
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Is there an Java Alternative?

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Eh it's not all bad, use it off and on in server applications, portability is a major plus. Just don't let the thing within 500 yards of your browser and use the same common sense you would with regular applications.
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[quote name='Brando212' timestamp='1348942787' post='595215393']
the only reason i have it installed is for minecraft, i don't use it for anything else and i have the java aplet disabled in my web browsers
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Java SSV disabled doesn't prevent java from working in browsers. It just makes your browsers and java faster...

Either way the whole security thingis a joke anyways. Linux,MacOS ,windows, they all have holes that have existed for years and years and even decades. They have existed for so long because no one found them. When someone finds the whole it gets patched and its secure. Java is no worse than anything else. Everything have zero day exploits. Java is a popular target though because it is everywhere, and not just on windows either, and is used for bankID/eID
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yeah I use it with hardware KVM switches which still require JVM....
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me...personally i've removed it from my pc. it generates more problems than solutions.

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[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1348950750' post='595215629']
Java SSV disabled doesn't prevent java from working in browsers. It just makes your browsers and java faster...
[/quote]i have java disabled from within firefox, and i know it doesn't guarantee that i'm protected completely but it does lower the risk

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Removed it from all my Windows devices. However, had to install it again on XP because PS3 Media Server requires it, annoyingly.

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[quote name='Brando212' timestamp='1348954748' post='595215725']
i have it disabled from within firefox, and i know it doesn't guarantee that i'm protected completely but it does lower the risk
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What about the zero day flaws in Firefox that have been there since day one, or in any of the plugins and addons you run on it, or your mail client, or your OS or any other app you run.

Java is no worse than anything else, it's just been targeted more lately and given more media exposure. Which means the holes are fixed faster. Meanwhile those zero day holes in Firefox may only be know to or or a handful of malicious hackers, they're not spreading malware wildly and are thus not detected and are far more dangerous than known java holes that any decent Security suite would block anyway(that means none of the free ones)

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Can we sue Oracle/Sun for Java ? :laugh:

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How is this topic any different from:

[url="http://www.neowin.net/news/critical-java-exploit-found-puts-1-billion-computers-at-risk"]http://www.neowin.net/news/critical-java-exploit-found-puts-1-billion-computers-at-risk[/url]

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