Scary Software, Part Deux

Continuing my complaints about Java Web Start, as if the message displayed on Windows under Java 1.5 isn't bad enough, here's what a slightly older version of Java displays on Linux:

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I highlighted the message near the bottom in yellow: "It is highly..." I mean, really, what is the point? I can spend several hundreds of dollars (annually) on a certificate to change that message to "This application was signed by R. Pito Salas and Associates", and that would assure people who know me personally. I would hope my user base grows beyond that :-)
Posted on July 12, 2004 and filed under Technology.