Are there really java viruses?
February 18, 2012 2:26 PM Subscribe
Are there really Java viruses?
posted by DarkForest to computers & internet (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I do recall once or twice getting virus warnings about Java jar files in my browser cache, but its been years since that happened. Also, I thought the JVM had lots of protections, sandboxing, etc., to prevent virus-type actions.
So what's the real story? I'm a software developer, but mainly in C/C++, so I'm not really a Java expert. Thanks in advance for your help.