View Full Version : Chromium doesn't support Java; does this render it more secure?

2014-Oct-05, 02:49 AM
OK, I occasionally run Linux on my system, (still, I keep the internal hard drive Windows 7 just in case.)
Chromium on Linux doesn't support Java at the moment, and this fact may render Chromium more secure than Firefox (or its Windows counterpart).....
Do anyone still use No Script? I used it on my early Firefox days, but later on I gave up on it (Other users find it too inconvenient.)
Is Java really this much a security concern, though?

2014-Oct-05, 08:46 AM
I keep Java installed, and try to use it as little as poss. Do not use No Script for the reason you cite. I have some FF add-ons that selectively reduce Javascript use (e.g., YouTube All HTML5 (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/youtube-all-html5/?src=api), which not only avoids Flash, but optionally disables javascript for page loading.)

2014-Oct-05, 04:41 PM
I have Java for Minecraft. I am more concerned that it occasionally updates and tries to include other software like toolbars. I can't have Minecraft without Java, so this seems like acceptable risk to me. I asked my kids not to run Java updates just for this reason. Sometimes, they listen.