Joy just shared this article warning about security problems with Java — and a rare US Department of Homeland Security warning to completely disable the software. When I went in to disable Java in my Firefox, I found that Firefox had already disabled it, with the warning that “Java Platform SE 7 U5 is known to cause security or stability issues.”
Here are a couple more articles with more info, as well as instructions for how to turn it off.
- Java Under Attack, from Information Week
- How to Turn Off Java — instructions for multiple browsers from SOPHOS.
What this means for coupon printing
Both Red Plum and SmartSource use Java-based coupon printing. So, with Java disabled, you won’t be able to print their coupons. You can turn it on long enough to print a coupon and then turn it back off, if you feel crafty.