Java has been the source of numerous security vulnerabilities as of late. The question is, is it time to disable Java?
A flashback Trojan breached Macintosh computers.
You should disable Java in your web browser if you can. If you need to use Java for certain applications, you should run an updated Java in that browser and either only use that browser for Java enabled websites or only enable it when needed.
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