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Kaspersky: Uninstall Java Now

Echoing what I’ve been saying for years,, the Kaspersky Lab news blog today says that, in light of the recent OSX/Java exploits, “the best course of action is to uninstall Java.”

They make a decent comparison between the Oracle of today and the Adobe of a few years ago.  I’d go farther and argue that Oracle isn’t the new Adbobe so much as the original Adobe–insular, arrogant, bloated, self-serving.

This is why, for at least the last 10 years, I have only been willing to install Java on virtual machines or hardware that would be erased at the end of the project (often by the end of the day).  Coincidentally, this is exactly how I treat iTunes–install when needed, then purge asap.