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Old 01-18-2013, 11:11 PM   #21
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Because Chrome has been horribly slow the past couple weeks, I've been using Firefox again. Mozilla said it disabled the Java a couple days ago. Today it said it reinstalled an ok version of java.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:15 AM   #22
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You may have recently seen some of the extensive news coverage, including statements from the United States Department of Homeland Security, regarding a vulnerability in Java. Java is both a language and a platform to run websites and programs used by many computer users, both on the PC and Mac operating systems. This vulnerability leaves millions of computers open to malware attacks and can lure online traffic to virus-infected websites.
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We also recommend that you apply Oracle’s recently released security patch and make sure you are running the most updated version of Java.

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Old 01-20-2013, 10:18 PM   #23
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Glad to know that there's a fix. I'm teaching two classes online, and certain aspects of the course software don't work without Java.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:08 AM   #24
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Security continues to be a problem for Java:
Security Firms Warn Users of Fake Java Updates
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:45 AM   #25
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tks Cirsium, for your latest post...'continues to be a problem'. I haven't got java to work yet.

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tks Cirsium, for your latest post...'continues to be a problem'. I haven't got java to work yet.

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At the present time that may be a good thing. Java seems to be the 'flavor of the day' for hackers.

Oracle does have a pretty good help page for it's Java program if you need to use Java:
Java Help Center
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