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Old 01-12-2013, 06:59 AM
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OK - just to confirm - there is a lot of confusion about Java + JavaScript - most websites use tons of JavaScript to provide functionality - like Bimmerfest - the search etc.

Disabling Java in your browser using the Control panel - or manually disabling the Java Addons for each browser - should not seriously affect your browsing pleasure.

If you are REALLY concerned about JavaScript exploit (not this particular issue though) - you can use a browser plugin like "NoScript" - I have noscript for FireFox - and I allow sites I trust to run javascript in my browser - the fest is allowed - however, I do NOT allow every site - mainly sites I don't know well - or advertizing sites (as might be used on this site - like - not trusted).

To be honest - you have to really committed to NoScript - because every time you hit a new site - you have to decide if you trust it enough to run scripts and then reload the page - it will slow you down for sure.
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