Are all these Java Issues problems for Android, too?

It seems that’s a common question these days. A lot of us use Android systems and some of us have heard that Android is programmed in Java. So, are the Java security issues we read about in the news an issue for our Android devices and should we be concerned? The answer is, “No. Don’t […]
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Exploring the Java Jive

The trade press has been full of comments on recently found Java vulnerabilities. Oracle has fixed some and there are more to go, apparently. Most security experts have recommended disabling Java in the browsers you use. Instructions have been posted for Chrome, Firefox and others. There are, however, two major issues few have addressed: First, […]
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Exploit vs. Antivirus: It’s No Contest

In a recent blog, we talked about the recent Java vulnerability and how it was still kicking around.  The flaw has been identified as CVE-2012-0507 in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures database.  You might be thinking that you are still safe, as you have antivirus.  Let’s find out how well it protects you. As of […]
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This Java Threat Is Really Confusing

For several months, there were rumblings in the hacker underground about some serious threats to Java and Apple’s OS X.  ComputerWorld reported in late February 2012 that a new variant of an exploit called Flashback was making its rounds of Macs by using the browser and Java to get in.  CNN followed by reporting that […]
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Java Standards Help Prevent PaaS Vendor Lock-In

Utilising Platform as as Service (PaaS) for developers has many advantages. However, a major concern for any organisation considering adopting PaaS is avoiding vendor lock-in. A number of efforts are under way to define standards for cloud computing which will help avoid vendor lock-in. Some recent announcements of new Java PaaS offerings started me thinking […]
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