37 Reasons to Junk Java
by Jim Hillier for Daves Computer Tips
The trail of Java vulnerabilities and patches rolls on. Reminder: PC Matic automates the process of identifying outdated applications (like Java) and downloading the latest updates.
The saga of Java and its inherent vulnerabilities goes on unabated. The latest Java update includes patches for no less than 37 security holes, and that’s just the ones that have been identified. I’d love to know just how many individual patches Oracle has released over the past couple of years in what is seemingly a futile attempt to shore up its seriously flawed software… the words “colander” and “sieve” spring to mind.
According to Oracle’s official announcement, 4 of the 37 Java vulnerabilities received a Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) rating of 10.0, the highest/most severe possible.
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