“The Apple critics are dancing their dance once again today following news of a Java-based malware attack on Macs,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “But, given Java is the bad boy in the room, shouldn’t critics and Kool-Aid drinkers alike just do the right thing and switch Java off for good?”

“We know there is a Java problem — most security experts agree with Sophos’ security expert, Paul Ducklin, who has consistently told computer users on any platform to ‘switch Java off,'” Evans writes. “This is certainly not the first Java-based expoit to affect Mac users — remember the Flashback attack?”

Evans writes, “Putting this into a wider context, as devices become connected (the Internet of Things) and mobile devices proliferate, it’s becoming ever more clear that Java may represent a major threat to the whole edifice of a connected intelligent Web.”

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