I don't have Java and I don't need it on one of my computers; but I do have Java on my other computer because of Pogo games. I keep both computers well maintained and protected and that's what I advise people to do. Fortunately I haven't had any issues over the years with Java problems and/or exploits or whatever the proper terminology is and neither have my friends whom I help so I wonder if some of the Java expoits can be a result of poor maintenance but especially poor security protections.
In other words if someone keeps their computer well maintained and properly protection shouldn't they be protected against Java exploits as a rule? I know the world isn't perfect so there always the possibility of a Java exploit but from what I read sometimes, it appears Java exploiits are a major problem.
I see many posts in which someone says they don't need/use Java and as I said I don't either on one of my computers. But for those who do what I see in common on many of them is tthe games they play on-line as well as some gambling sites. A few of my friends don't do either but at work there are some sites they have to visit for business purposes and Java is required. I've never seen it but I am taking their word for it until I know better.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that for those who do need Java, proper maintenance and protection is even more important?
Come to think of it I bet there are many computer users who might not even know they don't need Java
Edited by cmptrgy, 15 January 2014 - 09:25 PM.