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Mozilla Disables Insecure Java Plugin in Firefox

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    Mozilla Disables Insecure Java Plugin in Firefox.

    Mozilla is disabling older versions of the Java Development Toolkit plugin for Firefox users, in a bid to block attacks against a newly-discovered Java security hole that attackers have been exploiting of late to install malicious code.

    Note: At most, normal users whom only surf the Internet (web), only need the JRE, and should not install the JDK (Java Development (Tool)Kit) unless they are developing Java code. Additionally, Java should be disabled in your browser (i.e. not JavaScript), but if you use Firefox as your browser ( ;) ), then you should be using the Firefox Add-on, NoScript.

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    The JDK is not related to the Java Deployment Toolkit. Here is a description of the deployment toolkit:
    I found that here and I found that link on another site. I believe the deployment toolkit gets installed with the JRE.

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