The power of money … or WTF has Java to do with Yahoo ?!

Immediately after I started my laptop today, I got a popup announcing me that I have to install a Java update.
Well, knowing that it has vulnerabilities, I said… OK, do it.

And then I continued to work …
After a couple of seconds, I see the following popup :

Java installer with Yahoo toolbar

So, now the legitimate question: Why am I offered to get that damn toolbar ( I HATE toolbars !!!!) only because I wanted to update Java.
What has Java (or Sun ) to do with Yahoo ?
I think that nothing else than … money. I guess Yahoo pays a lot of money to Java to bundle their sh** toolbar.

And what makes me really mad is the fact that it is by default installed. A user who does nothing else than click Next -> Next… will automatically install it.
I consider this practice as bad as Adware and Spyware.

Bad boys… Yahoo and even worse Sun !!!
Shame on you !!!


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Sorin Mustaca

Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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