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java exploit warning---from dept of homeland security? by maryjane
Started on: 01-12-2013 12:34 AM
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Report this Post01-12-2013 12:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for maryjaneSend a Private Message to maryjaneDirect Link to This Post
Seems this is all over the different news pages.
http://www.forbes.com/sites...ers-to-disable-java/
Thoughts?
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Report this Post01-12-2013 12:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Formula88Send a Private Message to Formula88Direct Link to This Post
Another article.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/.../java-vulnerability/

Sounds like disabling Java until a patch is released is a good idea.
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I have no idea how to disable it. Im not a computer tech. I looked where the link said (I think) and didnt see anything that said Java. Of course I dont understand any of the foriegn lanquage they speak. In help. all i see is how to install it. I have Win 7.
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Report this Post01-12-2013 01:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Nurb432Send a Private Message to Nurb432Direct Link to This Post
Java sux. But is a necessary evil in todays world.

Im not surprised that DHS is getting involved in this stuff since our society is so tied to computers now..
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Originally posted by Formula88:

Another article.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/.../java-vulnerability/

Sounds like disabling Java until a patch is released is a good idea.


Unless your business critical apps require it, like 80% of the civilized world's businesses
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Mac user here. Safari web browser. After reading this thread I disabled Javascript, but then I couldn't log in to the Fiero Forum.
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Mac user here. Safari web browser. After reading this thread I disabled Javascript, but then I couldn't log in to the Fiero Forum.

My bad, I guess. The advice is to disable Java, but not Javascript... correct?

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Report this Post01-12-2013 02:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for XanthSend a Private Message to XanthDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by rinselberg:

My bad, I guess. The advice is to disable Java, but not Javascript... correct?


Correct, they are two different things.
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Report this Post01-12-2013 02:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Nurb432Send a Private Message to Nurb432Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Jake_Dragon:

This is what you get when you run your software on an open platform be safe


Oracle Java isn't truly an open platform. Its more of a hybrid now.

EDIT: I was going to go in to a tie-raid about slamming open-source concepts, but i wont do that today.

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Report this Post01-12-2013 03:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by rinselberg:
The advice is to disable Java, but not Javascript... correct?

Yes...

If anyone used Java to access my Cave... Uninstall Java now. Cave does not use old Java Menu.
See //www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/124809.html

If disable JavaScript... (Like FF and NoScript addon) a few minor things break in my cave but menu and site map still works.

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Report this Post01-12-2013 03:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for maryjaneSend a Private Message to maryjaneDirect Link to This Post
I typed "chrome://plugins" into my Chrome browser bar and didn't see a java plugin listed. Somewhere else maybe?
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Report this Post01-12-2013 03:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreDirect Link to This Post
Java... If there, Use uninstall in Control Panel.

MS doesn't install Java but some OEs will.
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Report this Post01-12-2013 07:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
Im guessing if its not listed in advanced settings in Internet Options, I dont have it.
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Report this Post01-13-2013 09:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AndyLPhotoClick Here to visit AndyLPhoto's HomePageSend a Private Message to AndyLPhotoDirect Link to This Post
Look in your control panel. If it's installed, there will be a control panel for it. You can uninstall through the "add/remove programs" CP.
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