I just heard that Homeland Security is advising people to disable Java because of serious security breaches. I've looked under all programs on my computer and can't find anything that says Java. Do you know if I need to look somewhere else for it?
Java is a computer programming language.
Java software runs on laptops to data centers, game consoles to scientific supercomputers. There are 930 million Java Runtime Environment downloads each year and 3 billion mobile phones run Java.
If you disable Java some of your programs may not run the way you expect them. Java's finger is in a lot of pies. Example: Java is often used for website animation.
"Java" could be considered a threat because it is an "open" platform meaning there is no overseeing governing body that controls anything and everything programed using Java.