Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Security & Hacking: Java Vulnerability (another one)

Disable or Remove Java unless you need to use it from Browsers.

AFAIK using Java for things like playing Minecraft should be okay, but at this point I would not have Java running on a browser unless required for work.

In that case I would be making noise about more secure options, and use Steve Gibson's suggestion of having a 2nd Browser that is ONLY used when have to use Java.

For example if you use Chrome as your main Browser, then use Firefox when you have to use Java.

How to Disable Java in your browser:

Windows/Internet Explorer users guide for disabling Java

Mac users guide to disable Java in Chrome, Firefox, & Safari

For Chrome cut and paste about:plugins into the url bar, I couldn't figure out any other way to get there, there probably is but this is easy.

If you have any problems check both links in this section, the browsers work pretty much the same on Windows or Mac.

Or post question in comments and I will try to help.

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