Java may be among the most insecure pieces of software on any computer, and most of us have little reason to run it. Experts advise never installing Java, and disabling it if it has been. But how can we be sure disabling Java won't mess up other programs?
The link to www.IsJavaExploitable.com. comes back with a Access Forbidden code. Does that mean Java is enabled? The http/www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp says it can't determine if I even have Java installed. Loverly.
Yes, the link to www.IsJavaExploitable.com does come back with the following error message: 403 - Forbidden: Access is denied.You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.This is weird. I wonder: what is going on? There are a number of things about JAVA that seem weird or dumb. When I recently updated JAVA on my PC, a dialog box popped up prompting me to "Restore java security prompts". When I clicked on "More Information" link I landed on a JAVA webpage mostly in Spanish except for several links, yet the URL address indicates that it is in English (en is in the URL address). This is mind numbingly incompetent and somewhat comical. This is the JAVA webpage I'm referring to that is titled "Restauración de peticiones de datos de seguridad" (English Translation is “Restoring safety data requests”): http/java.com/en/download/help/restore_prompts.xmlHow would one report this webpage error to Oracle?