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By mswatcher
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Published: Jan 15 2013 / 09:38

If the most recent security flaw in Java is a sign of anything, it's that the time has come for Oracle to rewrite the programming language. That's the view of Bogdan Botezatu, a senior e-threat analyst with Bitdefender, a Romanian-based maker of antivirus software, who estimates that as many as 100 million PCs are vulnerable to hacker attack because of the latest Java defect discovered this week.
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clavalle replied ago:

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I'm sure a complete rewrite will be completely bug free.

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bspies replied ago:

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LOL, that's a pretty silly thing to say. Browsers like Chrome are built with pretty good sandboxes, but the minute you step outside that sandbox (i.e. ActiveX, Java, Flash plug-ins), you open up potential security vulnerabilities. Furthermore, JMX really shouldn't be in the core JRE. I hope that Oracle fixes this when Jigsaw finally ships.

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Martyr2 replied ago:

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I agree with clavalle. The reason that a language like Java is getting hit with so many security problems is that it is a mature language, used by millions, heavily researched by those looking for vulnerabilities and has a lot of attention because of things like the mobile space which relies on it heavily and is lucrative to criminals. But either way, usually trying to get in and rewrite something from scratch is going to introduce errors of its own. Probably more (at first) than it was initially meant to solve. :)

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bischo03 replied ago:

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"it's that the time has come for Oracle to rewrite the programming language." jvm != language ...and no java still isn't javascript either nor is the jre the same as the jvm nor is running a applet in the browser the same can of worms as running a server and so the story of misunderstanding continues.

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infovation_Softwares replied ago:

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not so with NaCl, we must port Vala to NaCl with special version for NaCl

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