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Re: Java flaw allows complete bypass of security sandbox
i am not an expert, but it seems to me that, unfortunately, the activex-killbits that MS posted are only for disabling "old" versions of "java 7", not for disabling the latest version of "java 7" or any of the versions of "java 6"..
it doesn't make much difference to me since i don't have "java" installed on my computer, but, still, i would like to kill "java" every way possible.. i have every link for downloading "java", that i know of, blocked..
it is unfortunate that "oracle" doesn't seem to care if their "java" program is vulnerable to exploits.. in my opinion, the US government should step in and hold them accountable, forcing them to either shut down "java" or patch it..
That should work for all versions of Java seems to me. Why do you think those killbits are only for certain versions of Java 7? I have them in my registry and I have Java 6.
But I think it is a lot easier to just disable Java in the Control Panel and then when you need it enable it and then disable it again.
I would NEVER install that awful Chrome browser that wants to profile me, and take away my privacy, just to have it warn me about Java. I did have Iron installed for awhile but I'd rather either do what I said above or use an old version of Opera where Java is built in and Proxo actually gives me a toggle switch on Opera but doesn't on IE.
I really don't understand why everyone is so worried. I used Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine WAY BEYOND when it was being serviced for security holes and never had any attempted infections. Then I have used old versions of Sun Java for years and nary a problem. It still comes down to practicing safe hex...don't go to dicey sites and use a classic HIPS and if you are really worried a virtual machine for when you need Java.
When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson
said by Mele20:Which control panel setting is it that you think disables Java?
I think it is a lot easier to just disable Java in the Control Panel and then when you need it enable it and then disable it again.
Have you checked that it does in fact disable all of Java?
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That would have been my next question..you can disable if you do some registry hacks..but never seen it done in the control panel of the OS..not even in the advanced- security area. But always willing to learn.