Experts urge PC users to disable Java, cite security flaw

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Java has defects just like any other software: Linux, Windows, IE, Firefox. All of these systems have security defects which are constantly being patched. Java actually has a lot fewer if you compare the numbers. But, everyone has to be diligent to upgrade or apply patches as they become available. The software world that we live in is imperfect. The real problem is that Java Update can not be configured to run automatically like Linux, Windows, IE, and Firefox. This is what Oracle needs to fix. The default setting for Java Update needs to be that it checks every day for updates and installs them automatically, instead of checking once a month and then asking you if you want to update.

Jan 11, 2013 11:21am EST  --  Report as abuse
Albatross wrote:

“a security flaw was discovered in the past day that they say hackers are exploiting to attack computers”

By that reasoning we should stop using Windows. And Mac. And Linux. And Android… AMIGA is okay though.

Jan 11, 2013 3:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
simplyruta wrote:

How do we disable the Java?

Jan 11, 2013 4:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
amorpheous wrote:

Is this a hoax? Disabling Java would mean all Android phones will not work, and a very large percent of the software on a PC.

Jan 11, 2013 6:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
freesky wrote:

Mmmm Java attacked, I just uninstalled all java software permently and I’m never going to intall this software again. Thats how I disable the software permently.

Jan 12, 2013 7:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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