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|2015-10-10 01:10 PM|
|Nighthawk 1||Does anyone know if Java security issues still persist? I have it disabled on my PC at home. However I do need it to run for telework purposes. Is it safe now to enable and does using Explorer or Firefox (my default) make a difference?|
|2015-03-02 08:20 AM|
We are still using Java 6 Update 45 here. Our workstations are administered remotely so we are unable to fix that.
We get weekly lectures on internet security yet they are powerless to block the multiple phishing emails/day we receive.
|2015-02-22 02:30 AM|
When I installed Azureus I started playing Freecol.
When I uninstalled Vuze I kept on playing Freecol.
|2014-08-21 12:34 PM|
Originally Posted by Jake View Post
|2014-08-21 12:26 PM|
Originally Posted by ExDilbert View Post
|2014-08-21 08:47 AM|
My work computer which I have little control over has an older version of IE as the default browser and Java 6 Update 45. Which I am pretty sure is a VERY bad idea.
Oh and we still have lots of XP machines running.
|2014-08-20 10:01 PM|
|ExDilbert||Java and IE. From a security viewpoint, that seems like a bad combination.|
|2014-08-20 06:48 PM|
|classicsat||I don't have the JRE installed on any of the Windows PCs I use, if that is what you mean.|
|2014-08-20 04:30 PM|
|j0dest3r||Or just keep on top of your updates and have the plugin work in a second browser and not in the one you use daily. For me Firefox has the plugin disabled but enabled for IE.|
|2014-08-15 11:06 PM|
If you need Java for just 1-2 tasks that are not the primary ones on your PC, run it on a Windows VM.
An average computer today is powerful enough to run a 2GB RAM/20GB HHD Windows VM under VMware Player (free) when it is needed.
Easy backup/rollback. No danger to your main system if Java screws something up inside your VM...
|2014-08-15 06:55 PM|
|ExDilbert||Some earlier versions of Java did not update properly so it is very possible that an insecure Java component is still on any system. Newer updates provide an option to check for older versions. It's a good idea to use it, or use something like Secunia PSI that will detect insecure files on a system. Java updates are such a PITA that there are probably lots of insecure installations.|
|2014-08-15 12:43 PM|
|j0dest3r||Kids play Minecraft so Java is everywhere for me unfortunately.|
|2014-08-15 11:17 AM|
I ran the link audacity posted (on a PC with java that is not mine) and Chrome blocked it for being out of date. At least there is the option of enabling it or not.
I just noticed this PC has a 32 bit and 64 bit version of java installed. And it is 6 not 7.
|2014-08-15 10:34 AM|
If you go to this web page and it complains that you don't have Java installed, it should make you feel better. At least, from a security perspective.
If an application you have buried some JRE in the depths of your system, but it isn't accessible in the normal directories, and it isn't in your path (">java -version" doesn't work) then the primary downsides of having Java on your computer are mitigated.
If malware cannot find your Java installation, then it can't exploit it.
|2014-08-15 10:23 AM|
Like I said above, just because you don't have the JRE / JDK installed it doesn't necessarily mean you are Java free.
But hey, if it makes you feel better all the more power to you.
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