1. cbvinh's Avatar
    Users are being asked to disable /Java/ in their /browsers/ due to a security vulnerability. Since the PlayBook doesn't have Java, it's not affected. (Note: Java and Javascript are two different things.)

    Experts urge PC users to disable Java, cite security flaw | Reuters
    Critical Java vulnerability made possible by earlier incomplete patch (Updated) | Ars Technica
    US-CERT Alert TA13-010A - Oracle Java 7 Security Manager Bypass Vulnerability
    Techno-Emigre likes this.
    01-12-13 03:37 PM
  2. taz323's Avatar
    Another reason the PB is great
    01-12-13 06:20 PM
  3. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    exactly how do you disable java?
    01-12-13 06:38 PM
  4. Techno-Emigre's Avatar
    Thanks for the post OP.

    For Windows here is the link on the Java site showing HOW TO: How do I disable Java in my web browser?
    I would think by now Oracle would have issued a statement, but Dept of Homeland Security says nothing in their update. Still no patch. Remember, while other versions have their issues, this is all about Java 10. All the news articles I saw said to disable, but not how. Most people won't know what to do.

    Anybody know if other mobile platforms are vulnerable?
    01-12-13 07:07 PM
  5. Shao128's Avatar
    Anybody know if other mobile platforms are vulnerable?
    That was my thought as well... And off the top of my head I can't think of any available mobile platform that supports java.
    01-12-13 08:07 PM
  6. rogprov's Avatar
    I use several sites that need Java and Java-Script so I'd very much like a tablet that does supports it. However I guess that's not going to happen so I'm stuck with using my main PC. Not a major problem but for me it would be nice to have Java on a the PB.

    01-13-13 12:51 AM
  7. pacoman03's Avatar
    Oracle has just issued an update to address the vulnerabilities.
    01-14-13 05:00 PM
  8. gwinegarden's Avatar
    I worked in IT for many many years including 10 years with Oracle Consulting. Java has always been and, probably, always will be a nightmare.
    01-15-13 10:02 AM

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