Java threat?

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    Sounds like the ongoing arms race between hackers and Sun (now Oracle).
     
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    The only Java listed in my laptop's "Installed Programs" are two updates.

    I guess it's for folks doing programming?
     
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    Not necessarily. They're likely talking about the "Java Virtual Machine," which is part of every browser plugin, and is often used elsewhere, too.
     
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    Java threat?

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    Ok well it seems much ado about nuttin'.
    I'm still paranoid from having my email hacked last month.
     
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    Happened to my wife about a year and a half ago. She was using Outlook Express. I have her on gmail with multiple security layers in place.
     
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    How do ya disable Java...

    ... till this thing is over?
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    I don't even know what Java is. I think it has something to do with composition. Lately a little box has been popping up in my task bar advising that updates to Java are available, but because my new Win/7 computer is finally working perfectly I'm inclined to leave well enough alone. So I just X these pop-ups away.

    Also, past experience has made me rather paranoid about downloading anything I don't have good cause to trust. So now I'm wondering if this news about a threat might be related to those pop-up invitations.

    Ya think?
     

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