(Topic ID: 145690)


By maxwell

4 years ago

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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by Wolfmarsh
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#41 4 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

As far as I can tell, Java is only used to install malware on computers .

Quoted from Pinchroma:

This is ridiculous advise that no one should follow.

I'm not sure which of these is funnier--the original joke, or the fact the the joke got completely missed.

Quoted from Pinchroma:

Every single trading institution, bank, and most governmental municipalities use Java applets on their pages as do tons of cots software.

Every one, huh?

Quoted from Pinchroma:

Please don't speak authoritatively.

But you feel free to go ahead and do so.

Quoted from Pinchroma:

You might as well go remove:
Adobe reader,
Chrome plugin execution,
Firefox plugin execution,

Alas, finally some good advice.

#83 4 years ago

Remember this gem from last year:


Quoted from Pinchroma:

Contrary to popular belief you can NOT get a virus just by visiting a website. Ever. The user needs to accept/install something when prompted.

And now we get this nugget in this thread:

Quoted from Pinchroma:

And yes with 99% of viruses that get installed on user machines they had to take action for it to actually land there. There are very few exploits that RCE occurs just by the visitation of a site and with no additional user action.

Then in the same previously-mentioned thread we have this one:

Quoted from vid1900:

Uninstall Java.
Your computer instantly becomes 20x safer, runs faster, and 99% of people will never know it's gone.

Quoted from Pinchroma:

^^^ This. Install as needed then remove thereafter.

Now you are spouting off about why disabling Java is a bad idea?

Methinks that arguing is more your MO instead of actually providing any sort of solid security advice.

#86 4 years ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

You people wouldn't be having this argument if you had all just stuck with a Commodore 64.


#87 4 years ago
Quoted from Pinchroma:

Did you actually read what you quoted? I said the same exact thing three times.

I bet you are a lot of fun at parties.

#105 4 years ago

Okay, I'll play.

Quoted from markmon:

I have typed that in many times by accident and have never caught a virus from that page.

Can you explain to me *how* you know that you haven't been infected? (And this is a serious question.) Feel free to PM me if necessary.

Quoted from markmon:

They're not qualified to have an intelligent argument with facts about anything technical.

But please, try to use small words for me (you know, two syllables or fewer is always better, and please spell out any acronyms/initialisms that you use).

#110 4 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

Uh, no. I mean this zero day exploit, that runs malicious code without any of that (the very same one I linked earlier):

Cue the personal attack on Aurich in 5...4...3...2...

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