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The hated Java plugin has finally been given its last rites

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 28 Jan 2016 4:47 User comments (3)

The hated Java plugin has finally been given its last rites

Oracle has announced this week that the horrible Java browser plugin will be extinct soon.
After the upcoming Java Development Kit 9 is released, the plugin will be removed from future releases. Oracle says the move is necessary as browser makers are moving away from plugins.

"With modern browser vendors working to restrict and reduce plugin support in their products, developers of applications that rely on the Java browser plugin need to consider alternative options such as migrating from Java Applets (which rely on a browser plugin) to the plugin-free Java Web Start technology," the company said.

Throughout its life, Java has been exploited numerous times, with users being left vulnerable to malware and worse. Additionally, the plugin has harrased users to update almost daily for years, as well.

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3 user comments

129.1.2016 11:41

Good riddance. Not only did it nag for updates, but it would archive them, taking up useless amounts of space on your computer... along with whatever temp files it stored as well!

229.1.2016 19:20

May I also add that Java is the MAIN catalyst that virused our beloved internet. As a network engineer, I FUC*ING HATE Java the most, Flash second and... ... ......not really hating Silverlight yet.

Java is and has been a total piece of shit program, alongside Flash BUT...BUT, this heavily security loophole-laden P.O.S. software is what RUNS ASDM ON CISCO'S ASA LINE!

What kinda nonsense is that?


For all those that are unfamiliar with what ASDM is, 'Adaptive Security Device Manager' or the "GUI" to manage Cisco firewalls.

31.2.2016 13:07

Originally posted by hearme0:
May I also add that Java is the MAIN catalyst that virused our beloved internet. As a network engineer, I FUC*ING HATE Java the most, Flash second and... ... ......not really hating Silverlight yet.

Java is and has been a total piece of shit program, alongside Flash BUT...BUT, this heavily security loophole-laden P.O.S. software is what RUNS ASDM ON CISCO'S ASA LINE!

What kinda nonsense is that?


For all those that are unfamiliar with what ASDM is, 'Adaptive Security Device Manager' or the "GUI" to manage Cisco firewalls.
At my previous computer tech job, it was a nightmare having Java on a shared computer, with those users on different shifts (running three shifts round the clock) because you could run the update on one user, but then have to go back and clean the cache for other users, which you couldn't really access unless they were there and/or logged in. Major PITA and so many other things were dependent on Java (as you stated with Cisco.)

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