No Java on iPad, thank goodness

Discussion in 'iPad' started by eq2675, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. eq2675 macrumors regular

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  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Already fixed with a patch Apple issued yesterday.

    (btw - it was a Trojan, not virus)
     
  3. Old Smuggler macrumors 6502a

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  4. scottw324 macrumors 6502

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    So is JavaScript not the same thing as Java?

    I ask because in the safari settings on the iPad you have the option to turn JavaScript on or off.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    JavaScript and Java have nothing to do with each other.
     
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  7. talmy macrumors 601

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    If there were Java on the iPad then many programs that I have that run run on Macs and PCs would also run on an iPad. I'm just not sure how programs would "translate" into a touch environment.

    Of course allowing Java one could bypass the App Store, so it will never happen.
     
  8. scottw324 macrumors 6502

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    Ok, cool, good to know. Thanks.
     
  9. troublesolstice macrumors newbie

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    don't have java installed on my macbook
    should i keep it that way?
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's likely you don't need it. If you decide to install it, go to Safari > Preferences > Security and UNcheck "Enable Java". Then only check it when you're on a trusted website that needs it to function properly. Chances are, if you haven't missed it so far, you're fine running without it.
     
  11. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    iOS is a totally different OS to OSX. It may get the trojan but chances are no harm would come of it because the trojan wouldn't work in the iOS environment.
     

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