30729Re: [midatlanticretro] Fwd:
- May 15, 2013On Wed, 15 May 2013, Dave McGuire wrote:
>I GENERALLY don't fit in to that category.
> On 05/15/2013 06:59 PM, Wesley Furr wrote:
>> I would have to disagree...every foggy morning lately there have been
>> serious Java flaws revealed...and patches that don't seem to address them
> Actual external-access security holes IN THE JVM...the JVM which, by
> the way, doesn't do any network communication unless the program it's
> running opens a socket...seriously?
>> That, coupled with an update process that is far from easy or
>> automatic for the average user, and you've got a serious security hole.
> It amounts to clicking two buttons on any release of Linux less than
> maybe five years old. It even tells you when updates are needed. I
> honestly hope I never meet the dolt for whom this is "far from easy".
>> It's bad enough that at work we have stopped automatically installing it on
>> new PC's. Sure, most people may not use applets, but that doesn't mean they
>> don't have an old version installed in their browser that is riddled with
>> security holes, waiting on them to visit the wrong web site...
> Well I have to agree with you there. But people who manage a
> network-connected system that poorly will get what they've got coming.
> ;) I don't think Evan falls into that category.
I DO use dictionary words or a known-compromised password for systems that
are local where compromise is unlikely, or I really don't care if people
get in to them/I want them in to it.
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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