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Do you have Java on your primary home PC?

  • Windows YES

    Votes: 34 65.4%
  • Windows NO

    Votes: 8 15.4%
  • Mac OS X YES

    Votes: 2 3.8%
  • Mac OS X NO

    Votes: 2 3.8%
  • Linux YES

    Votes: 6 11.5%
  • LINUX NO

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    52
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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.
 

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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.
Sounds like you guys are ripe for a cyber intrusion. IIRC JAVA 6 is EOL but there was a final patch issued for organizations that still required JAVA 6. Update 51 I think but it was designed to buy time to get your apps over to JAVA 7.
 

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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. :rolleyes:

Sigh.
 

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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?
 
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