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Subject: Re: How to disable Java on a Linux machine? Date: 1/11/2013 2:25 PM
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Hi JeanDavid - thanks for the response!

Apparently the problem is with the browsers:
"Disable Java in web browsers

This and previous Java vulnerabilities have been widely targeted by attackers, and new Java vulnerabilities are likely to be discovered. To defend against this and future Java vulnerabilities, disable Java in web browsers.

Starting with Java 7 Update 10, it is possible to disable Java content in web browsers through the Java control panel applet. From Setting the Security Level of the Java Client:

For installations where the highest level of security is required, it is possible to entirely prevent any Java apps (signed or unsigned) from running in a browser by de-selecting Enable Java content in the browser in the Java Control Panel under the Security tab.

If you are unable to update to Java 7 Update 10 please see the solution section of Vulnerability Note VU#636312 for instructions on how to disable Java on a per browser basis."
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA13-010A.html

In both Firefox and Chromium, I could only identify (and disable) one plug in using Java apps: ' IcedTea-Web Plugin (using IcedTea-Web 1.2 (1.2-2ubuntu1.3)) '

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