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0 day exploits, disable java now
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
8075 posts
If you still have java enabled/installed it is now being recommended by even the US Department of Homeland Security that you should disable Java until Oracle get around to fixing it.

Avast Blog: Another Java exploit; disable immediately
Reuters: U.S. warns on Java software as security concerns escalate

A simple to follow guide to disabling Java in Chrome: How To Disable Java in Chrome
09:52am 12/01/13 Permalink
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ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16498 posts
cheers, just disabled java in firefox
10:20am 12/01/13 Permalink
Nukleuz
Perth, Western Australia
254 posts
One word: Sandboxie

It's free and it will stop s*** like that.

If that's beyond you then use a sacrificial VM for all your dodgy browsing.
11:17am 12/01/13 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
10787 posts
Cheers nats

How to turn off Java applets (Firefox)
11:22am 12/01/13 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
13355 posts
Cared enough to post a silly image macro.
11:38am 12/01/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3756 posts
how come in that chrome 'How to' you don't just tick the box "Do not allow any site to run Java Script."

What's the difference between that and disabling the plug in?
11:41am 12/01/13 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
10788 posts
Java Script isn't Java.
11:45am 12/01/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3757 posts
ahh ok. thx
11:46am 12/01/13 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5588 posts
Yep, Javascript has pretty much nothing to do with Java. Blame Netscape for the years of confusion.
11:46am 12/01/13 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
13356 posts
LiveScript just wasn't confusing enough.
11:55am 12/01/13 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9757 posts
I just checked in Mangage-addons IE and Java is already disabled ?
11:55am 12/01/13 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6161 posts
US government did it for you Faceman, for your own safety.
11:58am 12/01/13 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9758 posts
BASTARDS
11:59am 12/01/13 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
7090 posts
sooo.. are people actually doing this?
12:19pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21122 posts
already disabled long ago, what do I win?

e: I don't have any of that stuff in my java control panel that's in the screenshot on avast's blog. there's mutiny afoot.
12:46pm 12/01/13 Permalink
euphoria
Gold Coast, Queensland
2075 posts
sooo.. are people actually doing this?
Yeah, did it ages ago.
01:21pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
1247 posts
Was already disabled in FF.
Just switched to chrome recently and disabled.
Cheers for the heads up.
01:24pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
1248 posts
Was already disabled in FF.
Just switched to chrome recently and disabled.
Cheers for the heads up.
01:24pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Phooks
Brisbane, Queensland
2442 posts
how much should i care about this?
09:00pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34941 posts
how much should i care about this?


how dodgy are the websites you go to?
09:12pm 12/01/13 Permalink
Phooks
Brisbane, Queensland
2443 posts
Well there's this disgusting local forum I frequent, but apart from that twitter/reddit/tumblr/YT.
09:16pm 12/01/13 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
8081 posts
Oracle released a fix

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alert-cve-2013-0422-1896849.html

Includes bumping up the default security level so that unsigned apps don't run without you giving them an OK
10:40am 14/01/13 Permalink
Skitza
Brisbane, Queensland
9854 posts
^ we can all take our tinfoil hats off now YAY!!

lol
08:06pm 14/01/13 Permalink
Jim
UK
13170 posts
nah
09:22pm 14/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21139 posts
meh, I'll update next time I format.

which could be 20 years from now.
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