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Java..in/out ~~ good/bad?


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#1 softeyes

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 12:35 PM

Thank you..

 

For several years I have been with the understanding that Java is typically not good to have installed on my personal use computer, and I have kept it deleted.

 

Has anything changed in the past 5 years?



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Posted 26 September 2015 - 01:20 PM

Nothing has changed. Your browser is better off without it.

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 04:25 PM

shelf life is correct...You don't need Java.

Using Java is an unnecessary security risk...especially using older versions which have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system.Although Java is commonly used in business, banking, educational environments and many VPN providers still use it, the average user does not need to install Java software. While there are business applications that run on servers and some websites that will not work unless Java is installed, most folks will never encounter them during their daily use of computing.I recommend just uninstalling Java if you don't use it.If you must use Java, many security researchers and computer security organizations caution users to limit their usage and to disable Java Plug-ins or add-ons in your browsers.

If you need Java for a specific Web site, consider adopting a two-browser approach. If you normally browse the Web with Firefox, for example, consider disabling the Java plugin in Firefox, and then using an alternative browser (Chrome, IE9, Safari, etc.) with Java enabled to browse only the site(s) that require(s) it.

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To defend against this and future Java vulnerabilities, consider disabling Java in web browsers until adequate updates are available. As with any software, unnecessary features should be disabled or removed as appropriate for your environment.

US CERT: Disable Java in web browsers
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Posted 26 September 2015 - 05:06 PM

X 2..very grateful for the expertise in answering my question!

 

Rock on @shelf life and my hero @QM7...

 

Perhaps that is why I have not had to visit my other hero @ Oh My!!!

 

Bleeping Computer..kudos and valued computing safety responses!

 

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 06:41 AM

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 04:22 AM

The Java plugin  and the JRE should be disabled as it's a way into your for system for malware.



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Posted 10 October 2015 - 06:29 AM

I made that point in Post #3.
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