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Windows 7: Does Java 8 Delay Mean Oracle Finally Serious about Security?


29 Apr 2013   #1

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Does Java 8 Delay Mean Oracle Finally Serious about Security?

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Itís not quite the development freeze Microsoft underwent during the Trustworthy Computing push, but itís a start for Oracle, which will delay the release of Java 8 until Q1 of next year, largely because the platform and browser plug-in is such a security disaster.

This year has done nothing but reinforce that notion. Start where you will, with any number of zero-days, watering hole attacks, or a pair of takedowns at Pwn2Own, Java has taken a beating from hackers in 2013 and apparently enough is enough.

Mark Reinhold, chief architect of the Java Platform Group, took to his personal blog last week to announce that the next version wonít make its scheduled September GA date.
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01 May 2013   #2

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My first thought is; why was security put on the back burner for so long. Now it's on the front burner where it should of been all the time.
A short term P and L Statement will show that security cost money and no return of cost. A long term P and L Statement will show security is a must or their will be no sales to have a return of cost from.
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