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by cupcakerobin / January 15, 2013 5:18 AM PST

In your opinion, is Java safe to use now? Some websites including Homeland Security telling people to still disable it. I need it but not to the extent of my computer being hacked into???

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I have to go with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 15, 2013 5:21 AM PST
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Because you can't examine the code for issues and trust such apps to do as they please nothing about this is safe.

For example, if my app wanted to delete files, it could.
Bob

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Java Question
by cupcakerobin / January 15, 2013 8:41 AM PST
In reply to: I have to go with no.

Is there anything that I can download that will do the same as Java and be safe. There's video's that I want to watch that have to have java to run? Other options? Thanks

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Then you trust that site.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 15, 2013 9:00 AM PST
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You can use the advice so far and install/enable Java for one browser and use it when needed.
Bob

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One more Java question
by cupcakerobin / January 16, 2013 12:25 AM PST

Can your computer be hacked into only when the Java is being used or can it be hacked into just by having it installed?? I need to watch a funeral video of a little boy of a friend and I'd hate to miss it. Thank you!

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Anything is possible.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2013 2:13 AM PST
In reply to: One more Java question

Why not install it, watch it then remove it when done?

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JAVA
by cupcakerobin / January 16, 2013 4:08 AM PST
In reply to: Anything is possible.

Kind of thought that too. Just afraid with my luck that I would get hacked in the 7 minute video. But will do that since you are recommending it. Thanks a bunch!

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