Skip to comments.Experts Say All Computer Users Should Disable Java ASAP
Posted on 01/12/2013 4:23:31 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Numerous security experts are warning that all computer users should disable Java on their systems immediately. Earlier this week, researchers discovered a vulnerability in Java that was being actively exploited.
InformationWeek's Matthew J. Schwartz reported, "Security experts have a message for all businesses: Disable Java now, and keep it disabled. That's their advice message after the discovery Thursday of yet another zero-day Java vulnerability, as well as a number of attacks that are already exploiting the flaw to run arbitrary code on PCs."
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I wish instead of just discovering these flaws they would discover who is using these flaws and punish them severely.
What is lost, or unworkable, if I disable Java ?
What does the developer of Java have to say about this?
Some men just want to watch the world burn.
I think they are working on a fix....
I checked and Java is already disabled on my computer..I have read several articles about this and am considering uninstalling Java completely.
I put Java in search and clicked on news for more information.
Oracle is keeping silent so far, though the problem is very serious.
Much more informative article.
I went into Plugins for Firefox and it was already disabled with a message that it has a known vulnerability. Not sure if it did it on it’s own when I upgraded to v18.0.
OOPS I had checked IE but not Firefox..I had the same message..I use both.
Mine too, thats what I love about Firefox, it stays ahead of the curve.
In order to protect you, Firefox has stopped the Java plugin from running automatically because it has a security issue. However, you can still use Java on trusted sites if necessary. We’ll show you how.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security warning
Mozilla Security blog post on this issue
Table of Contents
Activate Java once
Always activate Java for a site
Warning: You should only attempt this on sites you trust.
Activate Java once
When you see the “Click here to activate” message, simply click it to load the Java content normally.
Note: The next time you visit the site or any other that uses Java you will see this message again.
Now we get to standby and watch the Government demonize Oracle into submission, until they give up whatever it is the Government wants from them... control of all computers?
I have the same question. What is Java for and what wont work when it is disabled?
How do you disaable it?
OK. I’ve unplugged the coffee maker. Now what?
No Coffee ?
Do you have your personal affairs in order ?
Insurance policies paid up, review will, visited grandkids .. even the little snots you hate, ???
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