I have been helping people make the switch to Linux.
One of the questions I get asked, because the security risks of Java have gotten a lot of news coverage this year is "Does Java pose a risk to my files on Linux like it does to Windows files?"
My reply has been that "Open Source JDK used on Linux systems should be pretty safe because, like other open source applications, the source code gets examined by many people and anything that appears to be a risk is addressed quickly."
Of course most of the people I help have no idea what "open source" means and to them Java is Java but they take my word for it.
I am wondering if my assurances are valid or if OpenJDK poses a similar risk to Oracle Java and if I should discourage them from installing OpenJDK?
What do you other people who have more knowledge about Java have to say about this?