A friendly forum to get help and support
 
PortalPortal  HomeHome  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 JAVA Warning

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
wcturner
Royal Geek
Royal Geek


Number of posts : 1163
Location : Ky.
Humor : Yes
Registration date : 2009-10-26

PostSubject: JAVA Warning   1/14/2013, 19:06

I did not install Java on my new computer. But, for those that have it, I received this from my Avast today.

http://mashable.com/2013/01/13/java-exploit/

Sounds serious!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
fay47
Royal Geek
Royal Geek
avatar

Number of posts : 1480
Registration date : 2008-10-17
Mood : none

PostSubject: Re: JAVA Warning   1/15/2013, 00:30

I think this explist has been around fro a while and that is why REPA suggested we disable java. I have it installed on my machine, but disabled. I think the release 11 - that has just been released is supposed to fix the problem. Repa, is tht correct? I may download the fix (release 11), but I may leave it disabled - unless I end up needing it.
Fay
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Repa
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
avatar

Number of posts : 2376
Location : North Carolina
Humor : Age: Older than Dirt!
Registration date : 2008-09-19

PostSubject: Re: JAVA Warning   1/15/2013, 01:16

I am still on java 6 - did not go to java 7, which is the version in question, java 7-10 currently, to be exact. I have my java 6 version disabled and recommend any version of java be disabled for the time being. I would suggest if you download 7-11, keep java disabled and only enable it if you need it and if the site you need it on is a trusted site until this blows over and we hear more positive news about java.

_________________
Repa
Back to top Go down
View user profile
fay47
Royal Geek
Royal Geek
avatar

Number of posts : 1480
Registration date : 2008-10-17
Mood : none

PostSubject: Re: JAVA Warning   1/15/2013, 02:05

Repa,

I did download the update, but I also did what you said and am leaving in disabled until such time as I need it.

Fay
Back to top Go down
View user profile
angelface1961
Royal Geek
Royal Geek
avatar

Number of posts : 579
Location : Iron Range
Registration date : 2009-01-10
Mood : fine

PostSubject: Re: JAVA Warning   1/15/2013, 12:21

This is what I have been doing it stays disabled until I need it and then I disable it again.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Repa
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
avatar

Number of posts : 2376
Location : North Carolina
Humor : Age: Older than Dirt!
Registration date : 2008-09-19

PostSubject: Re: JAVA Warning   2/14/2013, 21:57

Here's the latest info I've been able to find on Java. Bottom line, keep it disabled until needed:

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/02/critical-java-update-fixes-50-security-holes/

_________________
Repa
Back to top Go down
View user profile
fay47
Royal Geek
Royal Geek
avatar

Number of posts : 1480
Registration date : 2008-10-17
Mood : none

PostSubject: Re: JAVA Warning   2/14/2013, 22:15

Repa,

Thanks

Fay
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Repa
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
avatar

Number of posts : 2376
Location : North Carolina
Humor : Age: Older than Dirt!
Registration date : 2008-09-19

PostSubject: Re: JAVA Warning   2/18/2013, 09:11

Here's the latest on Java:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/15/tech/social-media/facebook-attack

_________________
Repa
Back to top Go down
View user profile
fay47
Royal Geek
Royal Geek
avatar

Number of posts : 1480
Registration date : 2008-10-17
Mood : none

PostSubject: Re: JAVA Warning   2/18/2013, 13:54

Repa,

Thanks for the update. As per you earlier suggesion, I have disabled Java on my computer, but of course that will not help in these kinds of cases. All so terribly frustrating.

Thanks for keeping us informed.

Fay
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: JAVA Warning   

Back to top Go down
 
JAVA Warning
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Are Tokens Afflicted by Solemn Warning?
» Machine Emperor vs Solemn Judgement/Warning
» Solemn Warning vs Delta Crow
» GB VS Warning
» Article #4 [Solemn Judgment and Solemn Warning]

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Geeks, Geeks and More Geeks :: Windows Computer Help :: Computer Security-
Jump to: