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Windows 7: Java Update to kill the BEAST

18 Oct 2011   #1
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
Java Update to kill the BEAST

Oracle updates Java to stop SSL-chewing BEAST € The Register

Short for Browser Exploit Against SSL/TLS, BEAST was first demonstrated late last month at a security conference in Argentina, where researchers Juliano Rizzo and Thai Duong used the attack to recover an encrypted authentication cookie used to access a PayPal user account in less than two minutes. Oracle has more about the Java update here.
A Java exploit was used to gain access to your system and then they could intercept your SSL packets.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2011   #2

windows 7 Pro x64
Java? Not again...

This is the reason I am not installing Java on my machine...:)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mindinka View Post
this is the reason i am not installing java on my machine...:)
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19 Oct 2011   #4


Same over here - no more OracleJava on my machines either
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19 Oct 2011   #5

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19 Oct 2011   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

I put this system together in August, 2010.

Never installed JAVA. Never will.
I also have not needed it.
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19 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

I've never installed Java either and my system isn't complaining about it.
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19 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

mindinka; xxxdannyxxx; Athene; marsmimar; Hopalong X; and seavixen32 --

I don't want to abuse the rep system by giving each of you rep for your wise decision. So, instead, a big thumbs up!

As I wrote in a recent blog article, when it comes to Oracle Java JRE, you may have it installed on your computer but might not even need it. Following are reasons why someone may need Oracle Sun Java installed on their computer:
  • Playing on-line games generally requires Java.
  • With OpenOffice, Java is needed for the items listed here .
  • It used to be that Java was needed for websites to be properly displayed. However, that is generally not the case now with Flash having taken over.
  • There may be commercial programs that depend on Java. If Java is needed for a software installed on your computer, there should be a prompt for it.
If the above does not apply to you, consider uninstalling Java. In the event you discover that it is needed, you can always download the most recent version.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Thanks for your support, Corrine. It's much appreciated.
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19 Oct 2011   #10
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

Thanks Corrine.
No rep expected.

I posted for others to read as most have.

Of course you covered the topic more eloquently!
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