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    Default JAVA warning on the news?

    Any truth in this this?

    I know I have the most recent versions on the computers but should it be deleted as recommended?


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    From all accounts, there is a chance that JAVA can be exploited by bad people. Here are the instructions for disabling the program How do I disable Java in my web browser?


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    Thanks. I wanted to be sure that the media was not putting everyone in a panic mode. I have disabled it on all the computers and will peruse those links you gave me Donna!

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    I note the United States Department of Homeland Security recommends disabling it! That's good enough for me!

    Homeland Security CERT Vulnerability Note VU#625617 - Java 7 fails to restrict access to privileged code
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    New version is out ....Version 7 Update 11

    If you feel you need it....I am not recommending.... JFYI
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    Oracle has a released an update that fixes the widely publicized security hole in their Java software. This update brings Java to version 7 Update 11 and fixes two security holes found in previous versions of the software that affected Java running in web browsers. This update also changes the default Java Security Level from Medium to High. With Java being set to High, Java will always prompt you as to whether you want to run an unsigned Java applet or a Java Web Start application.

    As the security hole being patched is currently in use by various Crime Kits to exploit and access your computer it is imperative that all users install this update. To install the update, please uninstall all versions of Java by using the Windows Add or Remove Programs or Uninstall Programs control panel. Then install version 7 update 11 using the the following link associated with the bit-type of Windows you are using:

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    it is imperative that all users install this update.
    Or not! While having Java installed does bring some features to your machines, most users do not really need Java at all. If you need or want Java, then by all means, install this latest update. But if you don't need or want Java, don't install Java!

    My advice is don't install it until you need it - then make sure you have the latest version.
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    Change that. Homeland Security warns Java still poses risks after security fix | ZDNet

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has reiterated its warning to Java users that the widely used Web plug-in still poses risks for Internet users, even after Oracle patched the software to prevent hackers from exploiting a zero-day vulnerability.
    Security experts on Java: Fixing zero-day exploit could take 'two years' | ZDNet
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