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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:19 PM

US government tells computer users to disable Java

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US government tells computer users to disable Java

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks.

The recommendation came in an advisory issued late Thursday, following up on concerns raised by computer security experts.

Experts believe hackers have found a flaw in Java's coding that creates an opening for criminal activity and other high-tech mischief.

Java is a widely used technical language that allows computer programmers to write a wide variety of Internet applications and other software programs that can run on just about any computer's operating system.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:25 PM

1. Bullshit.

Java is free speech. Firewall your data. You can always reinstall your OS and programs.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:28 PM

2. I play games on Pogo.com and I need Java.

i will take my chances

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:15 PM

3. So do I

I'll use Internet Explorer solely for playing Pogo games. For all other purposes, I'll use Firefox.

Try that and see how it works.

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