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Oracle has announced that it will kill the much-maligned Java browser plugin in the next release of the Java Development Kit, slated for release next year. For years, the bundled plugin put users at risk with its numerous security flaws. Antivirus software maker Kaspersky claimed the Java plugin was responsible for half of all cyber attacks in 2012; last July, hackers were discovered exploiting a vulnerability in it in an attempt to infect NATO members’ systems. The plugin, which enabled developers to launch small apps in Web pages, will be entirely deprecated in Java 9. Oracle is encouraging users to migrate away…

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Source: The Next Web

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