(PC World) If the most recent security flaw in Java is a sign of anything, it's that the time has come for Oracle to rewrite the programming language.
That's the view of Bogdan Botezatu, a senior e-threat analyst with Bitdefender, a Romanian-based maker of antivirus software, who estimates that as many as 100 million PCs are vulnerable to hacker attack because of the latest Java defect discovered this week.
According to Botezatu, Oracle has lost control of Java's code, which is why serious security vulnerabilities continue to emerge in the software.
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"Oracle needs to take some core components of Java and write them from scratch," he said in an interview.