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    got a window saying i should disable java because there's a security risk in Firefox

    anyone know about this?

    i get nervous-
    i closed the message without disabling.i dunno...
    wanted to chk first.
    Psalms 62:6 He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken

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    I chose to to disable Java and here's why...


    Mozilla has blacklisted unpatched versions of the Java plug-in from Firefox on Windows in order to protect its users from attacks that exploit known vulnerabilities in those versions.

    Mozilla can add extensions or plug-ins to the Firefox add-on blocklist if they cause significant security or performance issues. Firefox installations automatically query the blocklist and notify users before disabling the targeted add-ons.


    "The February 2012 update to the Java Development Kit (JDK) and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) included a patch to correct a critical vulnerability that can permit the loading of arbitrary code on an end-user's computer," said Mozilla's channel manager Kev Needham in a blog post Monday.

    "This vulnerability -- present in the older versions of the JDK and JRE -- is actively being exploited, and is a potential risk to users," Needham said. "To mitigate this risk, we have added affected versions of the Java plugin for Windows (Version 6 Update 30 and below as well as Version 7 Update 2 and below) to Firefox's blocklist."

    Needham did not specify the vulnerability being actively exploited, but security companies have warned during the past couple of weeks that exploits for the CVE-2010-0507 Java vulnerability were being used in widespread attacks and have been incorporated into the popular Blackhole exploit toolkit.


    https://www.infoworld.com/d/security...s_applications

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    will i get that message again i wonder?

    Will disabling it cause any other computer probs.i ask because i have no one around to assist.I'm a widow so...oi.

    ok.well.i don't know how to disable it anyway.
    Psalms 62:6 He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken

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    ok.Found out how.easy.

    thanks AmazingGrace for your help!
    Psalms 62:6 He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken

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    Quote Originally Posted by autumnrain View Post
    ok.Found out how.easy.

    thanks AmazingGrace for your help!
    You're very welcome

    And please forgive me for not replying sooner; I just got home.

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    no prob.
    i'm grateful someone,you ,responded so quickly ! and shared that info!

    blessings,
    Psalms 62:6 He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken

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