Monday, February 10, 2014
Java in the cloud - trouble brewing for Oracle?
According to the latest Cisco Annual Security Report, as many as 91 percent of attacks last year could be traced back to insecurities in Java. The Cisco Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) showed that it wasn't just a case of zero days being exploited but rather worryingly also plenty of well-reported and previously known vulnerabilities in Java. The exploit kit makers have been having a field day, simple as. With Java threats increasing at a rate of 14 percent year-on-year, according to Cisco, it comes as no surprise that the IT administrators and security specialists I speak to have been in agreement that Java for the desktop is a dead man walking. But where does that leave Java in the cloud?