Hackers Using Java, U.S. tells computer users to disable Java Software

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  1. Vomit Inducing Brutality

    Vomit Inducing Brutality Depraved Individual Platinum Member

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57563619/u.s-tells-computer-users-to-disable-java-software/

     
  2. Yeast**

    Yeast** Red Belt

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    Java exploits get fixed pretty fast.. except in Apple products because apple insist on having their own "iJava" lol
     
  3. bubkusjones

    bubkusjones Brown Belt

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    iKnow, right?
     
  4. Fishmonger

    Fishmonger All Your Base Are Belong to Us

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    Nice nugget of info to know. Danke, TS.
     
  5. WrestlingIsReal

    WrestlingIsReal Purple Belt

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    iSee what you did there.
     
  6. Satanical Eve

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    No Script is where its at folks. Pre-emptively blocks malicious scripts and allows JavaScript, Java and other potentially dangerous content only from sites you trust. Install it and use it.
    http://noscript.net/
     
  7. tsuifuku

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    NoScript is a bit of a pain to deal with but I run it on my browser because of stuff like this
     
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    Like the average person knows how to disable java or anything about it
     
  9. Doughbelly

    Doughbelly αlpha-nerdette, action scientist

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    Yes, except Apple handed off doing Java updates on its own to Oracle over a year ago, removed Java from its default OS install over two years ago and disabled its Java browser plugin over two months ago, so....
     
  10. Michaelangelo

    Michaelangelo Okay USA Platinum Member

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    Sherdog knows about this from experience.
     
  11. Mocrates

    Mocrates Ik ben Groot.

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    AdBlock Plus + NoScript = no worries.
     
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    at least once a week i mutter "f'ing java".
     

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