Oracle ends Java Plug In


Good news: Oracle says the next major version of its Java software will no longer plug directly into the user’s Web browser. This long overdue step should cut down dramatically on the number of computers infected with malicious software via opportunistic, so-called “drive-by” download attacks that exploit outdated Java plugins across countless browsers and multiple operating systems.

Millions of computers are at risk from attacks on this plugin. Hackers use a vast number of java-based exploits to compromise your computer. Less vulnerability is always a good thing. About time!