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Got a PC Problem? Blame Java. Microsoft Does!

Presumably tired of the relentless bashing over Windows, Office and IE security, Microsoft recently tried to deflect the blame over to Java. According to Redmond, between one-third and half of the times our machines are compromised, it is Java's fault. The best thing about this for Microsoft? Java is now controlled by Oracle. Take that Larry!

The news, coming from the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, argues that Java exploits are ever increasing.

Being gracious, Microsoft says that most Java holes have been fixed, but that users don't always update their Javas. In fact, some of the most exploited holes are years old, much like a Massachusetts highway.

Do you fear Java hackers? What does keep you up at night? Confess at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/30/2011 at 1:18 PM


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