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US-CERT: Disable Java

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by SayWhat?, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. SayWhat?

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    http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/625617
     
  2. SayWhat?

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    http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA13-010A.html
     
  3. davring

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    .I put a short cut on my desk top to toggle it on/off as needed.
     
  4. dpeters11

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    The problem is that this is just the vulnerability of the month. This is actually due to a partial fix they made in October.
     
  5. jimmie57

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    If you run Fire Fox you can add a plug in called NoScript. You can selectively allow or temporarily allow or deny scripts on an individual website and all the add ins that come along for the ride.

    Edit: Java Scripts are Not the same as JAVA language. To fix the potential problem you must disable JAVA use in your browsers .
     
  6. dpeters11

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    Or NotScript for Chrome.
     
  7. jimmie57

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    OK, I followed the instructions and UNCHECKED the box in the Java Settings that said to Run Java in Browsers.
    I went to the Java site and it does not think I have Java installed.

    So,

    I have been to dozens of sites and all of them work like they are supposed to do.
    I do run Open Office and it is Java based and it runs fine still.

    Has anyone found anything that does not work with Java in the Browser disabled ?
     
  8. dpeters11

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    I believe time.gov uses java by default for the animated clock.
     
  9. TMan

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    Are we confusing Java and JavaScript here?
     
  10. jimmie57

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    No, those are 2 totally diferent things.

    Edit: Having said that, the NoScripts I mentioned above is for Java Scripts and not for the language JAVA.

    I have disabled the JAVA and the JS ( java scripts ) do still work in my browsers. Except of course if I am using Fire Fox with No Scripts active.
     
  11. jimmie57

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    I went there and it wants to install an Active X control.
    I did not install it.
    I do not know if I let it install it, would it then have JAVA active again, or would I just have one more control installed on my machine ?
     
  12. Cholly

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    Strange - I find no Java folder on my computer. A search for javacpl.exe comes up empty.
     
  13. Laxguy

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    I am also in Java never-never land. The only time I am really aware I need it is going to chatroom. Last six tries said I needed to up date it, which I did four times. Quit browser and restarted, even rebooted. Still says out of date and won't load saying "broken plugin". Toggled Preferences on and off. Still no soap.
     
  14. dpeters11

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    If you change your browser agent ID so that the chat room page thinks its an ipad, java isn't needed. Fewer features however.
     
  15. jimmie57

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    Open up your Windows Control Panel and it should be in there.
     
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  17. jimmie57

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    I just got update 11 for Java and installed it and then removed the version 10.
    It says that it fixed a security problem.
     
  18. dpeters11

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    Don't worry, there's more where that came from.
     
  19. Cholly

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  20. MysteryMan

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    Same here. :mad:
     

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