Why is Java secure?

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Why is Java secure?

The security of Java has been tried and tested by a few and found surprising results.
Java is a programming language developed by Sun Microsystems. The language have many characteristics and among them portability, it can even run some programs that is loaded in the network. There are small programs called ‘applets, that can be run on any internet browser while a user ‘surfs, the web. This fact ‘may, invite different security problems and may even cause individuals (hackers) to attack your system.

There is a term called ‘Executable content, which literally means ‘the data sent to be executed,. Java is believed to have the reputation of being the best language to support executable content. Although executable content might be nice and powerful at times, it can cause you some problems if you’re not familiar with it. Viruses and malicious programs are abundant on the internet and they are acquired through ‘executable content,.

For an executable content to execute, it needs to gain access to resources that it will need to make the necessary command possible. Getting those resources secured and ‘malicious free, is no easy task. Identifying which resources are deemed safe and secure lies on the way it is programmed.

There are files that plague the net just like ‘pop-ups, that offers promo’s and ‘winning, entries to different competitions in the web. These are the files that can be possible attackers to your system.

These attacks can include the following:

Ã’šÃ‚· Deletion or Modification of Files
Ã’šÃ‚· Killing processes or executed commands
Ã’šÃ‚· Allocation of memory
Ã’šÃ‚· Slows your system
Ã’šÃ‚· Sending out personal information (passwords, usernames etc).
Ã’šÃ‚· Playing or showing files without your consent

Java based browsers execute data content by running it in the Java Interpreter and runtime Library. The java language will download the ‘applets, and the interpreter will execute the program. Although the security of Java has been attacked in the past, those problems have been fixed and the java of today is more secured than ever before.

Author: maureen

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