Apr 012012

(If you’re a developer, you remember these classic articles about Java problems as well as I do. It’s worth looking back on this stuff, if only for nostalgia’s sake)

Oh so classic.

Java and Javascript continue to be thorns in the sides of Netscape Communications Corp. and Microsoft Corp., which are still plagued by potentially hazardous security loopholes in their respective Web clients.

While the overall impact of these bugs is minor, negative public perception is discouraging businesses and users from truly believing that the Internet is safe.

Last week, Netscape posted Communicator 4.03 to its Web site, fixing a JavaScript bug that would have enabled Web sites to snoop and snatch user information, such as passwords, during a visit.

Later this month, Microsoft