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Java Update Implements Whitelists To Combat 0-Day Hacks 55

kylus writes "The Register is reporting that Oracle's new Java 7 update 40 release comes complete with a new 'Deployment Rule Set' capability which allows administrators to define which particular applets and Java Web Start applications ('Rich Internet Applications') are permitted to run on a given machine. Not a complete solution for the recent trend of Java hacks that have cropped up, but good news for enterprises that have to run this in their environment." Update: 09/19 20:08 GMT by U L : There's an introduction to deploying rule sets on the Java platform group weblog too.
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Java Update Implements Whitelists To Combat 0-Day Hacks

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  • Good (Score:4, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 19, 2013 @11:57AM (#44894189)

    This is a good thing for my company. We need java web start for only one application: the social security wage reporting "AccuWage" software. So whitelisting that is easy.

No problem is so large it can't be fit in somewhere.