How to turn off Java on your browser – and why you should do it now

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The article below was written in August 2012, in response to a security scare involving Java.

Although that particular scare has now passed for users who have kept their Java installation updated (or disabled Java in their browser), the article below is still relevant as vulnerabilities continue to be found in Java, and exploited by malicious hackers.

Most recently, in January 2013, a new zero-day flaw affecting Java in web browsers was exploited. >Apple and Mozilla are doing things to help fight the problem for their…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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