Critical 0-Day Java Bug "Massively Exploited"

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    Tried that on my netbook, now I have 2 versions installed. Uninstalling BOTH and doing just ONE install now.
     
  2. elapsed

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    Pretty sure that never in the entire existence of Java has it ever uninstalled old versions.
     
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    I did that and it didn't uninstall the old one.
     
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    This may have been mentioned before and I just missed it, but if not, here's a little app called JavaRa that will remove old versions of Java. Haven't used it in quite some time (I no longer have Java installed), but as I recall, it worked.

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/JavaRa.shtml
     
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    In the past, they left older versions for optimum compatibility and each Java update was installed in a separate directory. Nowadays, Java updates are installed in a single directory, so the older version gets uninstalled when the newer version is installed.
     
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    Yes, this is my experience too, and why I thought it should automatically remove the older version.
     
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  9. Pathetic. Too bad most colleges use Java to teach OOP, and OpenJDK doesn't have binary builds for Windows.

    (And darn it, I wish there were a decent alternative to Virtualbox!)
     
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    lol my school requires Java to use WiFi. Part of some Cisco authentication system. That, or ActiveX, if you can believe it.

    I happened to have Java installed anyways, since I was testing apparmor with it, but it's so silly.
     
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    http://www.infoworld.com/d/applicat...mpany-will-fix-java-communicate-better-211595
     
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    New bug makes moot Java's latest anti-exploit defenses, claims researcher
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    http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/oracle-will-continue-bundle-crapware-java-211666
     
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