The Java post
Over the past week or so Java technology has taken a beating with the US Department of Homeland Security advising consumers not to use it and information security experts providing a similar recommendation. The problem with Java is its ubiquity, Java has become too successful. It is used to provide everything from animation to functionality on the time tracking system I use at work. For hackers the pay off is bigger as it allows for attacks on computing devices on both Windows and non-Windows platforms. The 850 million or so devices running Java are too tempting for cyber criminals to ignore. With that technical effort against it, anything that Oracle does to harden security will look slow to the outsider. Should Oracle abandon Java rather than see its own reputation for enterprise software be sullied?