I would like to play a computer game that requires java with some of my friends but the security of Java the last time I had used it is concerning me and causing me to delay installing it.
My general question is: Is having java installed safe?
I am very vigilant with keeping software updated but am still concerned with the overall security of Java after the big security thing last April. I did not have java turned off and may have gained an infection from that which is why I'm so wary about it.
More specific question: If I were to install java on to my computer and disable it in my main browser and only enable it in another browser that was specifically dedicated to playing the game, would I still be risking it?
So pretty much, even if I only use it on one certain thing, will having it installed on my computer still be cause for concern and pose security risks?
Or, in your opinion am I over thinking this greatly and should just not worry about it.
Edited by Hermesx, 05 February 2014 - 05:24 PM.