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Re: Feds warn PC users to disable Java
said by pandora:It might. One thing is using the openjdk and openjre. I avoid proprietary where open source works well. Many times, it works better(adapting to rapid software updates, etc) if the functions you need are supported. I breathed a sigh of relief when the support for my laptop's graphics chipset by the open source radeon driver matured enough to use it full time. No more fglrx hell(ATI/AMD's proprietary linux 3D graphicsdriver) of worrying that upgrades would break it or that it would not like particular software or configs. That being said, I use Java a lot and the openjre has supported everything I do well. So far, no security bulletins regarding this that I can find. said by chrisretusn:
How many times have a seen this phrase in a security advisory?
can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system,
Insert your favorite program before the phrase. Me? I've decided to disable Windows, that will teach em.
How does not using Windows secure you from this problem?
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