Sunday, June 24, 2012

This Is More Bad News

I quit installing Java JRE (Java Runtime Environment) on new computers some time ago but I still have a couple of older installs with Java running on them. Oracle recently started pushing Java 7 to them. With Java 7 these computers were SILENTLY installing something called JavaFX. I Googled it and found mostly developer-oriented discussions.

Long time readers of this blog know I'm a regular listener to Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson's Security Now. Alternate episodes are listeners' questions so I posed the JavaFX question to Steve. My question was chosen for Episode 358.

In short, Steve's answer was "This is more bad news."

Just uninstall Java and JavaFX. You really won't miss it.

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