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DHS says "Disable Java"...yes, you Mac guys too.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by airmotive, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. airmotive

    airmotive Tin Kicker

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  2. Deanster

    Deanster Cheese? Millennium Member CLM

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    Very unusual.

    If they're going to the trouble of announcing something like this, it's likely to be a big deal.

    Most people shouldn't have Java available anyhow - it's a substantial vulnerability every day, and one that most users don't need open on an ongoing basis.

    I'd vote yes, turn it off.
     

  3. Cybercowboy

    Cybercowboy Support the 2nd

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  4. Little Joe

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    Do you mean Java Script?
     
  5. Sheepdog689

    Sheepdog689 NRA Life Member

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    No, not Javascript. Two different programs. Java is what you want to shut off while you leave Javascript enabled.
     
  6. Little Joe

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    Okay, I found it in the Add-Ons Manager and disabled it.
     
  7. Detectorist

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    I had no idea CERT was under DHS.
     
  8. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    CERT is Carnegie Mellon, US-CERT is DHS
     
  9. Reyn

    Reyn Times Up

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    Yesterday or the day before I was trying to play pogo games online like I normally do. When I hit play the whole thing kicked me off and left some fatal error message on desktop.

    Java is disabled on mine but I don't know how to fix it.
     
  10. Deanster

    Deanster Cheese? Millennium Member CLM

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    Apple is taking it seriously enough that the Java Plug-in is now automatically disabled via the built-in anti-malware tool.

    Therefore, Mac users running Lion and Mountain Lion need take no further corrective action. Apple has handled it for you.
     
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  11. That's awesome!
     
  12. wellcraft

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    so how do i go about turning java off
     
  13. chewybaca67

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    Tagged for when I get back home.
     
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  14. OGW

    OGW NRA, SAF

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    Go to the control panel and use the program uninstaller.
     
  15. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Nothing like working on a Saturday.
     
  16. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    I just checked and have Java 7. So you guys suggest to delete.
     
  17. costanza187

    costanza187 I like Macs

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    Somewhere Steve Jobs is saying...

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  18. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

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    Yep . For all the windows users the best defense is to just open a command line and type
    Del system32
    Then hit enter and you should be fine.
     
  19. Snaps

    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    cool, I have mountain lion and was about to try and figure out if i had that and how to disable it
     
  20. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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    My brother, a DBA, predicted this for java WAY back when he was a programmer. java has been a vulnerability everyday of every year since it came out back when windows gui was cutting edge.

    same old same old... "fear the cloud"

    ETA: Keep your firewall, antivirus, and updates on everything current. If you're on the net, someone somewhere can get inside your computer.

    In other words, NEVER use it for financial business, paying bills, or keeping critical personal information.
     
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