Java Flaw Exposes Firefox Users to IE Vulnerabilities

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In an ironic technological twist, users who have switched from IE to Firefox for their browser may find they can still be infected by rogue Java programs that can spawn an instance of Internet Explorer to download a malicious program. However, the user will still need to approve via a dialogue box, the execution of the Java applet. In this day and age, I still don't understand why anybody would want to use Java. Most users should be *highly suspicious* of any Java application which needs any special permissions on your system to run.




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