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Windows 7: Sun Java by far the most vulnerable plug-in


19 Feb 2011   #1

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Sun Java by far the most vulnerable plug-in

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Wondering how secure your browser is? Today at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Qualys CTO Wolfgang Kandek presented their research which clearly shows that browser security is alarmingly bad.

Results show that browsers and plug-ins are frequently outdated and easily attackable. To make things worse, malware authors adapt quickly and most of their new attacks are against browser plug-ins.
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19 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I decided to uninstall Java today and although I have not used all the programs on my PC, so far no problems. I don't use QuickTime or Adobe Reader and now Java so I have eliminated the top three threats. Need to see what else I can delete.

Jim
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19 Feb 2011   #3

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
I decided to uninstall Java today and although I have not used all the programs on my PC, so far no problems. I don't use QuickTime or Adobe Reader and now Java so I have eliminated the top three threats. Need to see what else I can delete.

Jim
Hehe.. Same here. Only difference that I uninstalled Java couple of months ago...
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19 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

The only Adobe product I use is PhotoShop CS2. Other Adobe things like Flash and Reader were pre-installs by HP, just as Java was.

If I remember right, Sun sued Microsoft a while back to get them to remove their (Microsoft's) version of Java from Window's. If Microsoft had won, we'd probably have a secure and regularly updated version of Java and none of these problems.
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