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redwolfe_98
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Re: Is this website compromised?

it is "funny" that, now, any time one sees java trying to run, one has to ask "has this website been compromised?"..

a better question would be "should i take a huge risk by allowing java to run?"

note that, on rich's computer, it didn't matter that the "java plugin" is not installed, for his "opera" browser..java ran anyway..

p.s. rich, i am surprised that you are running the "old" kerio firewall.. i used it for many years but i started having problems with it, a while back.. i always thought that the problem was caused by one of MS's windows updates..

mysec
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said by redwolfe_98:

it is "funny" that, now, any time one sees java trying to run, one has to ask "has this website been compromised?"..

a better question would be "should i take a huge risk by allowing java to run?"


For sure! This is the first time I've seen an instance where the Java executable connects out to run its applet...

note that, on rich's computer, it didn't matter that the "java plugin" is not installed, for his "opera" browser..java ran anyway..


No, it didn't run in Opera - Opera displayed placeholders,which did not do anything when clicked.

Java ran in Firefox, which gave the alert.

p.s. rich, i am surprised that you are running the "old" kerio firewall.. i used it for many years but i started having problems with it, a while back.. i always thought that the problem was caused by one of MS's windows updates..


I've never had any problems with it.

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rich

mysec
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said by redwolfe_98:

it is "funny" that, now, any time one sees java trying to run, one has to ask "has this website been compromised?"..

a better question would be "should i take a huge risk by allowing java to run?"


redwolfe_98 See Profile,

In looking at my earlier post in response to these questions, I see there could be some misunderstanding.

I wrote,"For sure," referring to your first question, not the second!

To those who have looked at this site, if you went there from a Search, or from a recommendation from someone, and you saw your pop ups, how would you respond, not knowing anything about this site?

By the way, am I the only one who got a firewall alert for the Java executable attempting to connect out?

I get it again this morning -- as you can see the navigation bar is blank because the buttons are loaded by the Java Applet, which hasn't been given permission to run. (I have Java 6 on my WinXP SP3 laptop.)



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rich