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The Java Security Exploit in (Mostly) Plain English, from Tim Boudreau

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  • Magno A. Cavalcante
    Java applets are little programs that run on your computer, inside your web browser, just like the Javascript code that makes the modern web work the way it
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 21, 2013
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      Java applets are little programs that run on your computer, inside
      your web browser, just like the Javascript code that makes the modern
      web work the way it does. Most modern web sites, including this one,
      use things like that. And the reason Java applets are generally safe
      is that they can't go outside the "sandbox" of the Java Virtual
      Machine (JVM) - they can only do limited things. An applet can ask for
      permission to, say, read your hard drive, when it loads - at which
      point your browser will pop up a big "This applet wants permission to
      go hog-wild and do whatever it wants - do you really, really trust
      it?" box. And you can say NO to that.

      The security problem is that someone found a way to let an applet go
      hog-wild on your computer without your permission. It's not news
      because things going hog-wild on computers is news - any of the many
      thousands of viruses for Windows do that. It is news because Java's
      record on security has been very good, making this a nasty surprise.

      A fix has been released and can be downloaded from Oracle.

      Infos @ http://timboudreau.com/blog/read/The_Java_Security_Exploit_in_%28Mostly%29_Plain_English

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      Magno A. Cavalcante
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    • João Alexandre Lopes
      Oi. ... hog-wild on your computer without your permission. It s not news because things going hog-wild on computers is news - any of the many thousands of
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 21, 2013
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        Oi.

        >
        The security problem is that someone found a way to let an applet go hog-wild on your computer without your permission. It's not news because things going hog-wild on computers is news - any of the many thousands of viruses for Windows do that. It is news because Java's record on security has been very good, making this a nasty surprise.
        >
        > A fix has been released and can be downloaded from Oracle.
        >
        > Infos @ http://timboudreau.com/blog/read/The_Java_Security_Exploit_in_%28Mostly%29_Plain_English



            Parece que os problemas de segurança ainda não foram completamente resolvidos:


            []'s,

            João Lopes
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