Java Primary Cause of 91 Percent of Attacks: Cisco

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  1. ronjor

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    http://www.eweek.com/security/java-primary-cause-of-91-percent-of-attacks-cisco.html
     
  2. Minimalist

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    It would be interesting to know how many people that has Java installed actually needs it or uses it. I don't have Java on my system for years now and don't remember when I last time encountered the internet site that would need it.

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    Most just have been told to install it. But there are the needs for JRE. For example, the macro functionality in LibreOffice requires JRE. It's not mandatory to have JRE if you don't need it though. Secunia's Online Software Inspector also requires JRE. Some games and emulators also need it to work.
     
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    If you keep Java updated, you shouldn't have a problem with malware exploits.

    People who don't keep it updated run into problems.

    Java is unfairly maligned - its a great programming language but its flexibility and ease of deployment is what also makes it attractive to malware developers.
     
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