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Here is why Java does not work in firefox!
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abushcrafter


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PostPosted: Tue 27 Apr 2010, 15:57    Post_subject:  Here is why Java does not work in firefox!  

This was a right pain Mad until I found this peace of news: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/21/mozilla_blocks_java_plug_in/ When going though my RSS feeds. which answered my problem. Now I need to find out how to override java being blocked Wink.
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tubby

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Apr 2010, 03:42    Post_subject:  

Why would you want to leave your computer open to the now known java plugin vulnerability?.
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abushcrafter


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PostPosted: Wed 28 Apr 2010, 06:38    Post_subject:  

tubby wrote:
Why would you want to leave your computer open to the now known java plugin vulnerability?.
I meant only temporary using NoScript. This is so I can use the nice Java uploader on ADrive
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tubby

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Apr 2010, 07:11    Post_subject:  

I see, but would that not spread the exploit if you are infected?, maybe a bit irresponsible do you not think?.
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abushcrafter


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PostPosted: Wed 28 Apr 2010, 07:32    Post_subject:  

tubby wrote:
I see, but would that not spread the exploit if you are infected?, maybe a bit irresponsible do you not think?.
Confused Confused Confused Confused. btw I am using update 20.
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abushcrafter


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PostPosted: Mon 10 May 2010, 09:01    Post_subject:  

tubby wrote:
I see, but would that not spread the exploit if you are infected?, maybe a bit irresponsible do you not think?.
I get it now Embarassed. Yes your right. However I found why java was not working for me and it was not beause it was being blocked. So this means the the bug is fixed in update 20 Smile!
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nooby

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PostPosted: Mon 10 May 2010, 15:41    Post_subject:  

crazy nooby questions.

How do I know if I have java and if it works or not?
Are there any known homepage that tells which version one have and if it works?

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PostPosted: Mon 10 May 2010, 15:49    Post_subject:  

http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml
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upnorth


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PostPosted: Mon 10 May 2010, 15:55    Post_subject: plugin.expose_full_path
Sub_title: about:plugins
 

for firefox use:

about:plugins
this will list all plugins and version and status

You can see the full path of all plugins if you edit config as:
about:config
type plugin
double click plugin.expose_full_path to set it to true.
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nooby

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PostPosted: Mon 10 May 2010, 16:24    Post_subject:  

Thanks

java.java_plugin_library_name; javaplugin_oji
and the noscript says
extensions
Extra protection for your Firefox:
NoScript allows JavaScript, Java (and other plugins) only for trusted domains of your choice (e.g. your home-banking web site).

This whitelist based pre-emptive blocking approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even unknown!) with no loss of functionality… Experts will agree: Firefox is really safer with NoScript Smile

So it says but I have almost no grasp of what it means.

So Oji made the pet maybe? javaplugin_oji

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PostPosted: Mon 10 May 2010, 16:50    Post_subject:  

I think if you use abushcrafters link above, then for noscript click on the no script icon to allow the site www.java.com. you should see a sample java app running.
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nooby

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PostPosted: Mon 10 May 2010, 17:07    Post_subject:  

Maybe I try it tomorrow.

Or maybe I don't dare to because of that exploit going on?

The java.com site says my version does not work.

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PostPosted: Mon 10 May 2010, 17:30    Post_subject:  

It is fixed in update 20.
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