Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by ronjor, Nov 29, 2011.
I'm glad I canned Java a while back. I have been Java free for a while now and can't really tell that it is missed for anything.
I uninstalled Java about a year ago and don't miss it.
Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing (TWC) weigh in.
Just goes to show once again how keeping things up to date can mitigate the risks enormously.
I removed it from my computer a few month back and as it looks, I really don't need it. It turns out, I was installing it just out of habit.
So many people are buying into the "it's best to remove Java entirely" hype. I keep it for the few times I need it, and it has never been exploited. You just have to keep it up to date and restrict it accordingly, and there's nothing to be afraid of.
It's like Flash. All this may affect most people, who don't got a clue of all this, but I don't get it why people who are suppose to be aware of this are so scared either. Just enable it on a per site basis or have it disabled until you need it, and then only allow for the site you need.
What's wrong with this approach?
Nothing at all
Apparently Chrome restricts IPC to plugins, which is why some of these exploits haven't been working on it. That's the only thing I can think of.
So EMET + Chrome will just have to be enough for me lol I have no other choice until Win8 gets support.
I'm not afraid of Java exploits and I do know how to update and restrict it. But I just don't see a point in installing software that I don't need or use.
Your approach is fine, and it applies to any software - If you don't need it, ditch it.
But, many are victims of FUD, and people who were suppose to know better. They don't know whether or not they need it, but still due to attacks to it, that can be blocked if they really wanted to, they uninstall it. Why?
But, yes, if you don't need it at all, then why have it?
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