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More Java vulnerabilities -- Java's gotta go!

Post by mbrazil » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:34 pm

If you haven't yet uninstalled Java or at least disabled it in every browser and browser engine you use, you're subjecting your computer and yourself to a huge security risk:

Oracle investigating after two more Java 7 zero-day flaws found

http://www.zdnet.com/oracle-investigati ... s_cid=e589

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Re: More Java vulnerabilities -- Java's gotta go!

Post by mathman » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:13 am

I just got an update for Java - was the problem fixed?

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Re: More Java vulnerabilities -- Java's gotta go!

Post by mbrazil » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:26 am

mathman wrote:I just got an update for Java - was the problem fixed?
According to the conventional wisdom (several articles by respected writers and technical experts), Java is so full of vulnerabilities, some known, many others yet to be discovered, that only a complete rewrite of Java from bottom to top will make it safe enough to use.

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Re: More Java vulnerabilities -- Java's gotta go!

Post by AXEMAN » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:40 am

So dissabled is safe rather than uninstall it or would you you say go ahead and remove it. :?:

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Re: More Java vulnerabilities -- Java's gotta go!

Post by mbrazil » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:09 pm

If you have no need for it (like a program or website you have to use that requires it), uninstall it completely. If you have a program that requires it, just disable Java (not javascript) in all your browsers and browser engines. If you have a website you have to use that requires it, enable it just before going to that website and disable it again immediately after (there's still some risk, but if that's the only way to use a website, like maybe a banking site, that requires it, that's the best you can do). If you have to keep it installed, make sure you install every update as soon as it's released. I have uninstalled it from all my computers and my family's computers. The same thing applies to Macs and Linux boxes. It's very vulnerable on all platforms.

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Re: More Java vulnerabilities -- Java's gotta go!

Post by Tinman57 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:07 am

mathman wrote:I just got an update for Java - was the problem fixed?
According to an article I read last night, the new release of Java, Ver 1.7.0_17, has two security flaws in it.
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Re: More Java vulnerabilities -- Java's gotta go!

Post by Nederpietos » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:38 pm

Tuesday 18 june there will be a patch available which should "fix" 40 security flaws

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