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does java leave my mac at risk ?

163 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2012 12:07 PM by ds store RSS
entjames61 Calculating status...
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Nov 29, 2012 4:24 AM

Are there any current hacker risks with having java in Safari Version 6.0.2 (7536.26.17)

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 4:35 AM (in response to entjames61)

    There's nothing I've heard of, but the next exploit is probably just around the corner. Java applets have been relentlessly exploited. If you are going to use any, be extremely careful where.


    Doesn't matter which browser or which browser version.

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 12:07 PM (in response to entjames61)

    Disable Java and don't use if possible.



    Another option is to use Firefox and the NoScript extension, then drag a Temp Allow All Button to the menu bar.


    What this does is it by default disables all scripts, JavaScript, Java, Flash, Silverlight etc., and if you should need it you click the button and the page loads with the scripts you have enabled in preferences turned on to use on that page at that time only.


    You also can set it pernamently for that page also.



    Firefox + NoScipt has saved my machine from being pwned twice, so I well recommned using it.


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