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    More Java defugalties
    ArsTechnica reports another holey java... well, hole.

    Java-based malware driving DDoS botnet infects Windows, Mac, Linux devices | Ars Technica

    What would be a good resource is for a REAL Java person to give a short blurb on the different manifestations. i.e.

    Java from Oracle
    Java from Apple
    Java in the browser
    jre, sdk, etc

    ...and which ones are safe or not. And how to be safe(r) if you HAVE to run one or the other.

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    A hole that was patched in June... of last year.

    Thus, the importance of keeping your software up to date.

    SDK or JDK (in this case) is the Development Kit required for those planning on writing software (programming) and includes the JRE.

    JRE is the java runtime environment which is all that is required by those interested in running java apps or playing java based games in their browser.
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    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    I think this speaks to the ways in which OS X is not always inherently more secure than other platforms. While OS X's security is good, a significant amount of code can be written that is platform independent and thus, happy to run regardless of what runs underneath. So, anytime you here "exploit" in relation to one platform, double check to make sure it's not cross platform. This goes for Linux too.
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