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    Disable Java? Here's how, after US agency warns of software 'vulnerabilty.

    The note says the process of disabling Java is “significantly more complicated” if Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is your browser. An expedient answer may be to temporarily use a different browser. Computer experts generally advise the less sophisticated among us not to try adjusting your computer’s registry, which is called for to implement some of CERT’s Explorer-related options.

    CERT's security warning also includes some added advice and context that's helpful to keep in mind.

    "An effective way of mitigating risk of web browsing is to use separate browsers for different activities online. For example, if you do online banking, choose a browser to use for banking and nothing else," the note says. "This can help minimize the risk of a malicious web page being able to interfere with the banking activity."

    I don't bank online because of this risk.

    Electing people who don't believe in government to Congress, is like installing an atheist as pastor of a church. If they don't believe in the institution or its goals, they won't care if it does a good job for its members.

    by Lefty Coaster on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 11:50:23 AM PST

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