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sammiev
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Java7-11 now out

Postby sammiev » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:39 pm

The new java7-11 has been released. :D

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Re: Java7-11 now out

Postby xenopeek » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:45 am

Yay... Fresh security issues :( All I know is that I'm not ever going to use Java in my browser :wink:

Edit: for those that want to run it, Web Upd8 have it already available for you in a PPA: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/01/oracle-r ... -7u11.html
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Re: Java7-11 now out

Postby Jerry » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:32 pm

one of the better things you could do is to install noscript in firefox, since firefox is the default browser in linux mint.
May you have good thermals.

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Re: Java7-11 now out

Postby zerozero » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:18 pm

EDIT: while looking for the links bellow i found this disturbing news
New 0day in the patched 7u11

noscript is very effective handling javascript (different from java); it's true that it has an option to disable java but although it was always on (blocking java) this site http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp always reported active java on my browser.
i manually disabled java (never felt the need or missed it) long time ago.

quoting reuters http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/14/us-java-oracle-security-idUSBRE90D10P20130114?type=companyNews the 7u11 update doesn't address all the issues with java and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security kept the recommendation to have java disabled in the browser(s)

Gene has a topic here viewtopic.php?f=47&t=122731#p673711 looking for the same answers and with the same concerns
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