Yesterday brought with it another Java security breach. It is security breach that doesnt yet have a fix for it (0-day), so short of disabling Java on your computer, you are out of luck.
Im continually amazed that we keep running this piece of software, but I guess I shouldnt be, given people’s track record of running insecure software (think older Internet Explorer browsers on windows).
My dilemma as a Danish citizen is the fact that we are forced to run Java applications from a certain vendor in order to access pretty much anything from our online banking, to our communication with the government. Ofcourse, the vendor in question doesnt seem to think there’s an issue at all.
I disagree. After countless Java security breaches its time we stop using Java alltogether.