The options to allow or disallow these can be found by selecting Preferences from the Edit menu. Next you need to click on Advanced in the selection list at the left of the preferences dialog box to bring up the page where you can select whether to allow or disallow these options.
The options that are displayed are allowed to run when the checkbox next to them is selected and are not allowed to run when the checkbox is not selected so to disallow an option all you need to do is to uncheck the appropriate boxes. The options available are:
- Enable Java which allows Java applets to run. Some crackers have written Java applets that exploit security holes in Java to attack your system particularly the holes in the earlier versions of Java. These are rare but even so you may wish to consider turning this option off particularly if you are not running the latest version of the browser..
This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.