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Re: Adobe Flash and PDF (& Java)

"Just removing those three pieces of software alone probably makes you nearly immune to a large majority of the malware on the web."

It also makes you nearly unable to use many government websites - at least in Australia. Are you an accountant or business owner and need to connect to the ATO? Good luck doing that without Java.

The unfortunate truth is that there are HEAPS of websites, including 'cloud' services that use these technologies and we won't be rid of these menaces until those sites decide that client security must be their top priority and so rewrite their sites and applications.

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