[LINK] IE Java Off-Switch [Was: Census Config]
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Thu Aug 3 19:51:11 EST 2006
>On 3/8/06 2:42 PM, "Roger Clarke" <Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au> wrote:
>> Off-list, someone's told me IE may turn Java on even if it's turned off.
>> Is that true??
>> [If so, then]:
>> (a) MS is mucking around with your machine without your consent ...
>> (b) MS is providing the capability for every web-site provider to
>> do anything on your machine that Java intentionally or
>> unintentionally enables it to do, again without your consent
At 16:03 +1000 3/8/06, Stilgherrian wrote:
>No, it's all WITH your consent.
I've had a chat with someone who has a direct interest in the matter.
The someone wants to know:
- does this happen with IE6 or IE7
- does it happen on a new IE install when Java is already installed,
and/or when Java is newly installed after IE?
- does this relate to a particular Service Pack or security patch?
- any other config details that may be relevant
I'd be pleased to convey all experiences of this nature to that someone.
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
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