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Critical Java zero-day bug is being “massively exploited"

  1. #51


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Sorry about the site-thing: they don't install Java automatically. There are also other unofficial sites that require Java plugin and possibly some of those (small number) may trigger an auto-install. The chance is very low on modern browsers.

    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    In Win8, there is no control panel pane for Java unless possibly the individual installed Java,
    You don't seem to have understood the situation: even oem's install java on preinstalled OSes and even if you did it by you own hand (individual) it's good to check in Control Panel though because it's always there when installed of course.

    and Java is not installed when the OS is installed. See post #33.
    I knew that.
    Obviously, so why would I check for java then!

    No problems here.
    I added the OEM part to post #47 to cover the possibility. I am not aware of Java being installed by OEM's; my experience is that of having to add Java to OEM installs to do Java related things. Do you have evidence otherwise? And, I was replying to medab1, not you, so I am ignoring the rest of your reply.
    That's good to know who you were replying to. Ok.

    Some evidence of OEM's installing Java is for instance HP.

    I have 2 HP laptops. Each time they provide a preinstalled OS with extra programs.
    Here were (on both machines) Java x32 and x64 already installed when I checked directly after first logon.

    If this is so with HP, I thought it might be a trend for other OEMs as well but I have no proof for that.

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    I agree. Regardless, HP is a biggie so the possibility of OEM installation should be stressed also. As mentioned, I revised my early post to cover this possibility. Thanks for mentioning.
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  3. #53


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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    I agree. Regardless, HP is a biggie so the possibility of OEM installation should be stressed also. As mentioned, I revised my early post to cover this possibility. Thanks for mentioning.
    All good.

    You're welcome.
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  5. #55


    US-CERT Continues to Recommend Disabling Java After Oracle Issues Patch (January 14 & 16, 2013) Although Oracle has released a patch for a vulnerability in Java that was being actively exploited, the US Department of Homeland Security's
    (DHS's) US Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) is still urging users to disable Java in their browsers. A note from US-CERT said, "This and previous Java vulnerabilities have been widely targeted by attackers, and new Java vulnerabilities are likely to be discovered," and recommends that users disable Java "until adequate updates are available."
    Homeland Security still says no to Java - Technology on NBCNews.com
    Post-patch, US-CERT continues call to disable Java plug-in - Computerworld
    Homeland Security still advises disabling Java, even after update | Security & Privacy - CNET News
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  7. #57


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    windows 7 home premium 64bit


    I use it for a old wifi web cam I have, that's the only thing I need it for...
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  8. #58


    San Antonio
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center


    That's crazy, I'll research as there are certain telecom applications that run off javascript I use.
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    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    JavaScript and Java are two different things.

    How is JavaScript different from Java?
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  10. #60


    San Antonio
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center


    Appreciate the link. Then my major worries are over. Thanks, that was for production servers as they are based off the listed i posted earlier. Makes sense, as we only code as needed like SSL using keytool,etc.
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