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StuartMW
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Patched your Java yet?

I'm sure most here have updated Java or got rid of it

»Oracle Java SE 7u9 and 6u37 released

but if you haven't

quote:
In short, if your Java JRE is unpatched, you will get hacked. Silently and stealthily. The bad guys will grab all your passwords for a week or so. And then, they will move in, and change your life.

»isc.sans.edu/diary/Patched+your+···t+/14428
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siljaline
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1 recommendation

Thanks but I find no compelling reason to run Java.



therube

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1 recommendation

reply to StuartMW

Agreed, just not worth it.
Uninstalled from every computer I have access to. If someone needs it, I'll hear about it & deal with it then. Otherwise, bye bye.



rfhar
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reply to StuartMW

Ditto the previous two.


OmagicQ
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Whenever I have a need to run java, I just boot up a linux live cd that has it installed and run it that way. So far the only thing i've needed it for was the ICSI Netalyzr tool.
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Name Game
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reply to StuartMW

This month the Oracle suggested I Sun dry my Java and pass them through a hamster before grinding. Works great but now I have to patch the poor little guy...he keeps on bouncing off the windows.



StuartMW
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Since DSLR is run by Hamsters you might want to donate him. Might come in useful next time NAC loses power
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Blogger
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reply to StuartMW

I suffer intermitten blindness and mental impairment. Today is one of those times. So humor me as well as help me and please at the same time with kindess:

Post the latest and direct link(s) to Java security patch/updates for:

Windows 7 64 bit

Mac OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard

Thank you.



StuartMW
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said by Blogger:

Post the latest and direct link(s) to Java security patch/updates for:

Windows 7 64 bit

Java SE Runtime 7u9 for Windows x64 (offline installer)
»download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java···-x64.exe

Mac OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard

Not sure if this is the right one but

»download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java···-x64.dmg
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Blogger
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Thanks for trying but hey, I warned you about my eyes and mind.

This is what I get when I click on the links in both cases:

quote:
Sorry!

In order to download products from Oracle Technology Network you must agree to the OTN license terms.

Be sure that...
Your browser has "cookies" and JavaScript enabled.
You clicked on "Accept License" for the product you wish to download.
You attempt the download within 30 minutes of accepting the license.

From here you can go...

Back to Previous Page
Site Map
OTN Homepage

RSS | Legal Notices and Terms for Use | Privacy Statement
For Windows I'm usine IE 9 with default settings--strangley in looking I didn' see where one indicates "Java Script Enabled" option on IE but cookies are certainly enabled.

For OS X 10.6.7 I used the latest Firefox and set to accept all cookies and I know that Java works on it.


StuartMW
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I normally test links I post in the preview page but didn't this time. I guess Oracle is smarter than most by blocking direct downloads

Guess you'll just have to go here

»www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/···dex.html

when your eyes/brain are feeling better
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brianiscool

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reply to StuartMW

Java = Evil corrupted my system with a 0 day exploit.



StuartMW
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Actually attackers = evil for using Java 0-day exploit
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brianiscool

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If I used NO - Script probably would of saved me, but I can't stand clicking yes or no on every site I surf.



Juggernaut
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How are you feeling about the yes/ no option now?

I disable it all in NoScript, and then gradually add to permissions depending on the site.
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gugarci
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reply to StuartMW

No because my internet is barely working due to Sandy. Will look into it.

UPDATE:
I'm actually running the current version. v7 update 9.



Rebrider
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reply to StuartMW

Any help on how to uninstall Java? I have done so on my Vista machines. However on my XP-SP3 when I go to add/remove programs and try to uninstall it, it tells me it can't do it because the program is located on a cd-Rom.
I went to Sun/Java which sent me to a Microsoft help site that told me to use add/remove programs. Ha!
Opened Ccleaner and it told me the same thing.

Thanks

PS: I've had it disabled forever, but I would like to remove it.



StuartMW
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I've found that using MSI installers (for anything) can be problematic if the original MSI isn't available (e.g. if done from a now non-existent removable drive). If you know the version of the Java you have installed you can try and locate (Google etc) the original MSI install package and then point to that when add/remove complains.

If that doesn't work there are numerous Google hits for "Java removal".
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dean corso

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reply to StuartMW

Patched, thanks. Unfortunately I do things for work which requires this garbage.



Dustyn
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reply to StuartMW

said by StuartMW:

Since DSLR is run by Hamsters you might want to donate him. Might come in useful next time NAC loses power

This!


Pentangle
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said by therube:

Agreed, just not worth it.
Uninstalled from every computer I have access to. If someone needs it, I'll hear about it & deal with it then. Otherwise, bye bye.

+1


Blogger
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reply to StuartMW

OK. Thanks! Two more questions and a comment and we're history on this "problem."

Comment: I find the for a simpleton like me that the Oracle website experience of understanding what exactly it is you need for whatever platform you seeking is about as friendly as a case of hemorrhoids. Going in the front door you all ready have to know quite bit about Java within a certain context.

Question #1: It looks like to me that the proper download for both windows 7 64 bit and OS X 10.6.7 is the file
"Java SE 7u9" Is that correct?

Second, Apple is pretty good through their update checker that you can run easily 24/7 in identifying anything new in key software or drivers that needs updating and they do it for you when you OK it. But they say nothing or do not reference any new updates for Java.

Somewhere a while back in time it is my recollection that it was said by somebody of authority with Apple or OS X or Oracle that Macs use a specialized version of Java. If true that fits why nothing in the Apple software apple updater but it seems totally contradictory to what the portal page you links says. They seem to say the file referenced above is newest safest and the one BOTH Macs and Windows needs.

I wonder if we have any Mac familiar folks here that can comment.

Thanks!

I don't want mess up the mac. I like Windows 7 a lot and use it frequently but the OS X is my main bad boy.

Both OS's have their strengths and weaknesses but my favorite trait of the Mac is its ease to "drive." In terms strictly of ease to drive the Mac is like driving a BMW 7 down the freeway while the Windows is like driving your new F-150 down a beat up Baja dirt road.

Both vehicles are great vehicles doing what they were designed to do and they are doing it well. It's the individual that decides what experience they like based upon their taste and needs!

I want to keep that BMW running down the freeway trouble free.



StuartMW
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said by Blogger:

Question #1: It looks like to me that the proper download for both windows 7 64 bit and OS X 10.6.7 is the file
"Java SE 7u9" Is that correct?

Correct.
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Mike
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reply to Blogger

Oracle and Apple are fighting right now.

You'd want to check on Oracle's site since they're not allowed in the App Store now.



Blogger
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As a first time visitor to the Oracle web site in search of the right Java update for both my Windows and OS X I found the site very cold, and unfriendly plus dry and not user friendly.

I successfully downloaded and installed the 90 MB update for Windows.

I successfully downloaded the 140 MB update that Oracle instructed me for the Mac. When I went to install it then, and only then the Oracle web site told me sorry this doesn’t work on your version of OS X. What’s wrong with this picture?



Mike
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1 recommendation

Oracle's website is horrible.



Anav
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reply to StuartMW

Thanks Stuart, unless Dustyn poops pellets, DLSR is actually run by aliens. I mean Foreigners ;-P ( To use the US vernacular describing others including us northern neighbours)



StuartMW
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Nothing wrong with being an Alien If you go to TX you'll be a Ferriner

TheWiseGuy
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reply to StuartMW

Sorry is there a reason not to use

»www.java.com/en/

Thanks



DrStrange
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reply to StuartMW

I'm about halfway through the machines at work. Got the machines with Java, Flash and Shockwave first, the rest are just Java.