Java, a language and platform software used to run websites and programs, is susceptible to security exploits. Many PC, Mac, and Linux users employ Java to access a variety of applications on many websites. Recently, Java has left millions of users vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Java 7 update 10 and older versions of Java are prone to unauthenticated attacks to your system and information. Additionally, this vulnerability can lure online users to virus-infected websites. Ferris State University urges users to disable Java, even if you have the most up-to-date versions.
If it is absolutely necessary to use Java, we suggest using two browsers. Use one browser for almost all of your browsing needs with Java disabled, and a second browser with Java enabled to use only when absolutely necessary.
If you disable Java, you will be unable to use these applications in FerrisConnect:
For information regarding which version of Java you have, or how to enable and disable Java, follow the links below:
Last updated: 10-21-2013