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Do we need to disable Javascript in the Firefox / Options / Content check box? Or, just in Java control panel?

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There needs to be clarification on the Java issues. It's clear that we can disable Java in the java control panel itself and/or via the plug-in link.

However, what about the firefox options menu? Where you click Tools_Options_Content and then you can check or un-check "Enable JavaScript" -- is that safe to be checked/enabled or is that also part of the security concern w/ Java right now?

There needs to be clarification on the Java issues. It's clear that we can disable Java in the java control panel itself and/or via the plug-in link. However, what about the firefox options menu? Where you click Tools_Options_Content and then you can check or un-check "Enable JavaScript" -- is that safe to be checked/enabled or is that also part of the security concern w/ Java right now?

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hello aladria, javascript is a different technology than java. firefox 18 won't automatically run the vulnerable version of the java plugin - on websites where it is used, you'd have to manually allow it. in case you want to totally disable the java plugin because of the latest reports of the 0-day-vulnerability you can do this in firefox > addons > plugins.

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philipp
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hello aladria, javascript is a different technology than java. firefox 18 won't automatically run the vulnerable version of the java plugin - on websites where it is used, you'd have to manually allow it. in case you want to totally disable the java plugin because of the latest reports of the 0-day-vulnerability you can do this in firefox > addons > plugins.

hello aladria, javascript is a different technology than java. firefox 18 won't automatically run the vulnerable version of the java plugin - on websites where it is used, you'd have to manually allow it. in case you want to totally disable the java plugin because of the latest reports of the 0-day-vulnerability you can do this in firefox > addons > plugins.

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Ah! Thank you so very much - this is exactly the answer I was looking for. :)

Ah! Thank you so very much - this is exactly the answer I was looking for. :)
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In Firefox 23 we're not allowed to use the "Disable JavaScript" checkbox, because they took it away from us. What a horrible idea.

In Firefox 23 we're not allowed to use the "Disable JavaScript" checkbox, because they took it away from us. What a horrible idea.
cor-el
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You can disable the Java plugin in Tools > Add-ons > Plugins if you do not want to use it or are concerned about security issues.

A lot of websites won't properly with JavaScript disabled.

To avoid confusion:

You can disable the Java plugin in Tools > Add-ons > Plugins if you do not want to use it or are concerned about security issues. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java A lot of websites won't properly with JavaScript disabled. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/JavaScript To avoid confusion: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/JavaScript_is_not_Java