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Old 01-12-2013, 15:26   #1
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JAVA Advice?

What do you all think of this? Should I disable it? How do I disable it? How long should I disable it? What will I miss out on when I disable it? I have several Windows 7 and Ubuntu and Lubuntu machines.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/01/...est=latestnews
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Old 01-12-2013, 16:06   #2
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Yes, disable it for now. Don't confuse it with JavaScript.

It must be disabled in your browser. Google it.
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Meh. Why did you have Java enabled in the first place? It's not like it does anything useful and it's ALWAYS been a monstrous security risk.
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I uninstalled it.

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What do you all think of this? Should I disable it? How do I disable it? How long should I disable it? What will I miss out on when I disable it? I have several Windows 7 and Ubuntu and Lubuntu machines.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/01/...est=latestnews
http://askubuntu.com/questions/18170...security-issue
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Old 01-12-2013, 19:04   #6
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Okay, I checked all the machines and apparently I don't have java anything running on anything and I didn't all along. Could it be that simple? I found a sight that describes how to disable it on IE, Chrome, and FF. I followed the directions, and easily got to the pluggins sections of the various browsers and none showed any Java stuff. The directions were simple and easy to follow, so I don't think I missed anything.

Is the default for Ubuntu/Lubuntu and Win7 to not have Java? I never specifically added it to any of them, but I thought Java was something that was kind of just there all along. I don't really understand what it is in the first place. If most people don't have it or need it, WTH is it and why would anyone have it at all?
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Also, I was surprised at first to not see any threads on this subject in here. Now it seems that all of you knowledgeable folks didn't bring it up in a thread because you don't bother with Java in the first place. You're all way ahead on this. Is that what is going on, that you guys didn't like/trust Java and disabled it or didn't install it long ago?
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There's no reason to even have it unless you want to use sites that require it, like Pogo.
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Most Linux distros won't have java installed by default.

Personally I don't use it because its always a security risk, I didn't know about the latest scare to be honest.

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Is that what is going on, that you guys didn't like/trust Java and disabled it or didn't install it long ago?
News flash: FDA announces that smoking causes cancer.
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