reply to Oleg
Re: Feds warn PC users to disable Java I wanted to make a reference to the thread over in the Mozilla forum that talks about Firefox automatically "disabling" older Java versions.
»All versions of the Java plugin are blocked
I did some testing of that feature, and documented my results in that thread.
However, either I'm not fully understanding what Mozilla says they are doing, or things are not working right (at least on my system).
In a nutshell, I removed Java (fully), Firefox, and Waterfox. I then installed Firefox 18.0, and Java 7 Update 7 (older version of Java, which is full of vulnerabilities).
Yet, when I go look at the plugins page, nothing to do with Java is disabled.
The way I read what Mozilla is doing is that when you install Firefox 17.x or Firefox 18.x, and you have an older version of Java installed, Firefox will disable the plug-ins by default (not have them enabled). My testing shows otherwise.
Again, making a cross-post here in the security forum, hoping to shed some light on my issue.
So, if anyone here can help explain things better to me, that would be great.
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It reports Java 7 Update 7 but if you look at the plug in results, it shows the current. I had the same process with an older plug in and Firefox did indeed disable it without action on my part.