Originally Posted by felgall
Java is so full of security holes that they are now releasing patches every couple of weeks. Do yourself a favour and keep it off your computer.
To be fair, the reason they are discovering the holes is because it has become enormously more popular in the last couple of years, thanks to Android, et al. So more usage means more people finding bugs.
I *love* C++, but let's face it: 100% of the security there is pretty much up to the programmer. (I know, I know...not literally true. But certainly one minor goof by the programmer will open up the entire application to all kinds of security problems.)