Disable Java on your web browsers now!
22-Jan-2013 — by Saulo Silva — Technology
Why? The short answer is that your system is vulnerable to attackers.
The long answer:
- Critical Java zero-day bug is being “massively exploited in the wild”
- Critical Java vulnerabilities confirmed in latest version
Oracle’s Java plugin for browsers is a notoriously insecure product. Over the past 18 months, the company has released 11 updates, six of them containing critical security fixes.Ed Bott, contributor at ZDNet
Now here’s how to disable Java on the major web browsers.
How to disable Java on Google Chrome
- Go to chrome://plugins/
On the location bar, type
chrome://plugins/and hit enter.
- Disable “Java(TM)” (if you can’t find it, then the plug-in is not installed)
Click on the “Disable” link.
How to disable Java on Mozilla Firefox
- Open the Add-ons Manager
Click on the “Firefox” button on the top-left corner, then select “Add-ons”.
- Disable “Java(TM) Platform…” (if you can’t find it, then the plug-in is not installed)
Click on the “Disable” button.
How to disable Java on Internet Explorer
- Open the Manage Add-ons window
Press Alt-x and select “Manage Add-ons”.
- Disable all items starting with “Java(TM) Plug-In”
Select each item and press “Disable”.