After a security flaw was identified in the Java programs, a leading security expert in cyberspace had the following to say: 'It is time to rewrite Java from scratch.' Java is known as a new generation, general purpose, versatile programming language that can run on virtually any type of computer.
According to Bogdan Botezatu, a senior e-threat analyst with Bitdefender, a Romania-based maker of antivirus software, as many as 100 million PCs are vulnerable to hacker threats because of the latest Java Defect discovered very recently. Mr. Botezatu adds, “Oracle has lost control of Java’s code, which is why serious security vulnerabilities continue to emerge in the software; Oracle needs to take some core components of Java and write them from scratch.”
The problem with mature products like Java and those made by Adobe
is that so many hands have touched them over a long period of time. “These products have become so large and have been developed by so many programmers that the makers have most probably lost control over what is in the product,” Mr. Botezatu says.
The results of Oracle’s recent efforts to patch vulnerabilities in Java support the security expert’s analysis. Some other security experts opine that Java has outlived its role and its functions are handled by other technologies.
Mr. Botezatu adds, “Now is a good time to rewrite some core components from scratch and ensure that they are bug-free, rather than patching the application from one version to another.” Mr. Botezatu acknowledges, however, that is not likely to make us happy. “Oracle is not open to making major changes because they could break applications in the market,” he added.
Based on the above, it seems the Oracle has some task ahead to come out with softwares, which could enhance user/customer satisfaction manifold!