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Another hole in Java

Published March 1st, 2013 at 6:07 PM EST , modified March 1st, 2013 at 6:07 PM EST

According to ThreatPost, yet another new Java vulnerability has been discovered. Do I really have to say what I’ve said a thousand times before? Nah, there are only so many times one can beat a dead horse. Disable Java in your web browser, or it’s probably only a matter of time before you get infected with something.

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  • clintonfrombirmingham says:

    Keep beating that dead horse – I still have Java on my machine, but I’ve disabled its use in web browsers. Now I don’t even have that ‘security’ pop-up.

    You convinced me – maybe you’ll convince some others as well.


  • Brittany says:

    Since I never use java I not only disabled it, but I then went ahead and uninstalled it. 🙂 All because of reading your site and reading about all the java vulnerabilities. Thanks!

  • aalien says:

    I smell dead bodies…

  • Someone says:

    lots of them 😀

  • Al Varnell says:

    For anybody that hasn’t noticed, updates were posted yesterday to counter this vulnerability in both Java SE 6 and Java SE 7, but Thomas’ recommendations still stand. If you don’t need it, don’t install it. If you must install it, leave it disabled in all your browsers except for the short period of time you need it to visit a web site you must use and re-disable it immediately after your finished.

    • Someone says:

      Another option: use 2 separate browsers, one only for sites that you need Java for, and the other for other internet usage.

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