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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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  • Re:About time (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 19, 2013 @12:50PM (#44894719)

    DotNet/NGWS is better, but still a layer of pointlessness originally created for no other reason than MS didn't like Sun - if you're going to write platform-specific code, might as well use Win32 - then write your own cross-platform layers if needed so absolutely everything looks *native* and integrates beautifully on each target, something that every existing cross-platform library fails fucking hard at.

    Creating line of of business applications whose purpose is to automate previously manual processes is much faster when utilizing Java or .NET. Entire frameworks are already at your disposal without have to reinvent something as simple as sorting an array. Suggesting that everyone just use Win32 because Windows Forms or WPF or Swing doesn't "look nice" with the rest of the OS windowing system is rather shortsighted. Things cost money to create. Time is expensive. Look and feel is not always the most important thing that those with money care about.

    Once again, this is where Apple got it right: fuck web apps, because you want people to take advantage of your own platform. Hence the iOS SDK. And Android followed.

    Apple certainly didn't invent mobile frameworks and development kits, so I'm not sure where you're going with this point.

    This is why phones and tablets are succeeding while PCs are dying - because people are actually developing for the former, but they've given up on the latter in favour of "the web", where everything is third rate.

    Succeeding at what? Consumer sales? Enterprise sales? Games? Applications? PCs are hardly dead and most of the decline can be attributed to the fact that people have no need to upgrade their PC every couple of years. I have boxes going strong after 7-8 years without any real need to upgrade. As for your final point, I don't even know what it means. You claim that people gave up on PCs and instead are developing web applications. Except...PCs can use web applications too! Web applications have a developer appeal because they can easily target a broad audience.

    And just as a tip, cussing doesn't help emphasize your point. It makes you look childish and uninformed.

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