Re: Bye-bye Java: impact on technical communications?

Subject: Re: Bye-bye Java: impact on technical communications?
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:23:24 -0600

All,

I get a bit confused every time a java warning is issued: my browser
options allow me to disable javascript, but says nothing about java.

Should I be disabling javascript?

Thanks for any clarification!

Kathleen



On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:16 AM, Combs, Richard
<richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>wrote:

> Paul Goble wrote:
>
> > Millions of users are uninstalling Java this morning.
> >
> > How are you all being affected by this? Obviously, if you're
> > documenting a
> > Java app, the whole product is in trouble. But how many help systems
> > depend
> > on Java, even when the application itself is doesn't require Java?
> > Which
> > of our development tools require Java?
>
> Not affected at all. I presume this is the zero-day vulnerability
> discussed on /. yesterday. As Laura noted, it's the JRE's browser plugin.
>
> Java applications aren't "in trouble." And in any case, the vulnerability
> will probably be patched sooner than you can decide how it affects you or
> what you can do about it -- long before you could create and release any
> documentation updates, change your tools, etc.
>
> The CERT VN you linked to says the vulnerability can be exploited by
> "convincing a user to visit a specially crafted HTML document." So be
> careful. Disable the browser plugin to be extra careful. Then move on. :-)
>
> Richard G. Combs
> Senior Technical Writer
> Polycom, Inc.
> richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
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