(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Java has long been known for problems related to security. But now, users should have more reason to relax.
According to a report from geek.com, the latest update for the platform includes something that corrects 50 security problems.
But most important among them is a correction to a critical zero-day exploit – something that has concerned tech analysts who have even called on users to uninstall Java in its entirety.
“Most end users who have Java on their systems probably don’t need it and can safely remove it (this advice does not scale for users of corporate systems, which may have specific applications that rely on Java). This is a buggy program that seems to produce a reliable stream of zero-day exploit opportunities for malware writers. So, if you don’t need it, junk it,” commented Brian Krebs of security blog KrebsonSecurity.
Java is programming language and was initially introduced in 1995.