Msg#: 4393792 posted 8:26 pm on Dec 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
I'll be ###.
I must have met the occasional applet, but it can't have been very important. In Opera's prefs I can't even find Java apart from applet-related stuff. It was on in Safari-- possibly by default-- but again no loss.
:: now wondering if I'd be able to get up to any supplementary mischief if I did enable java for that one site... ::
Msg#: 4393792 posted 8:29 pm on Dec 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
>> And OO still works fine. OpenOffice still requires a JRE for a bunch of tasks...
To be honest, there is no real reason to uninstall the JRE from your desktop. If you are worried about a malicious attack through a website then disable the use of java through your browser settings.
A much more important point is that users should not have administrative privileges when they are browsing the internet (most likely irresponsibly) or ever for that matter. This is security 101 and yet very few people actually set themselves up with a restricted account.