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News Oracle warns of critical Java vulnerability

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 24 Mar 2016.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Perhaps the "write once run anywhere" slogan was actually aimed at malware writers.
     
  3. Wwhat

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    It's sort of funny to use the term 'remote code execution' since that is the idea with a lot of runtime code like Java.
    Perhaps 'malicious' or 'above security level' or some such should be in that term.
     
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    Java Update popped up yesterday, I imagine this was the bug fix.

    I do have one question though: can systems be infected using malicious code on webpage kind of attack when their browser Java plugin (for Firefox in my case; I've got two plugins here which appear to be related to Java, one is Java(TM) Platform SE 8 and the other is Java Deployment Toolkit) is set to either

    A - always ask before running the plugin (and the user selects 'no')

    or

    B - never execute plugin

    ?
     

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