Wednesday

Java And Javascript - Not The Same

I have been bellyaching about Java's security issues for some time here, and I realized that many (most) folk out there are probably unclear on the difference between Java and Javascript. I promise I won't mention Java again for a while, but this article from security company Sophos explains the important differences very well:




As you are probably aware, lots of people, including the writers at Naked Security, are advising you to turn off Java in your browser for security reasons. Some people are worried that turning off Java also turns off JavaScript. Most modern websites make heavy use of JavaScript, so these people are worried that sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and even Naked Security, will be pretty much useless if they follow our "turn Java off" advice.



 

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