Solved

Disable Java or not

Posted on 2013-01-18
3
424 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-18
Hello, I'm on an iMac Intel 2.7 i5.  With all the talk about the Java and it's recent problems I want to be sure I go about this the right way.

Should I disable Java on my browsers?  I've already applied the update that recently came out but I just want to be sure.

Thanks Experts!
0
Comment
Question by:Jacko_Pinto
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:itguy565
ID: 38795127
Jacko_Pinto,

The Recent security venerability in the mac OS in relation to JAVA is a huge one.

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/04/urgent-fix-for-zero-day-mac-java-flaw/

I would say for me JAVA is disabled mainly because I don't really use it on my mac. If you do use it however I would recommend that you perform a risk analysis and determine how serious the flaw is to you.

If you are worried about getting a virus using the protocol you can always do what I do. Instead of enabling JAVA on my mac I use Parallels Desktop and have created a Windows 7 Virtual Machine. This gives me the ability to take have a snapshot that I can revert to in 30 seconds if I were to somehow get a virus on my VM.

Parallels can be purchased from http://www.parallels.com you will also need a windows license to install Windows 7 if you use this option.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Jacko_Pinto
ID: 38795194
Thanks for the comment itguy565.

For work reasons I do a lot of web browsing... if I disable Java on Firefox and Safari, would I see-feel a difference?

Would I need to disable it in other places other than the web-browsers? And if so how would that affect me?

Thanks!
0
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
itguy565 earned 500 total points
ID: 38795241
You will not see or feel really any difference unless you go to a site that requires JAVA. In that case the site will load but without the java content.

If you want to completely uninstall it you can follow this website:

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57408841-263/how-to-check-for-and-disable-java-in-os-x/

But just to disable it in the browsers should be sufficient.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

We could spend the next millennium discussing the differences of the Mac and Windows platforms. The next century will continue to have fanatics on both side of the equation and neither side will win the war. However, that’s not why we are here. W…
Introduction This article is the second of three articles that explain why and how the Experts Exchange QA Team does test automation for our web site. This article covers the basic installation and configuration of the test automation tools used by…
This tutorial covers a practical example of lazy loading technique and early loading technique in a Singleton Design Pattern.
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery including how to code hide show and toggles. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

25 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now