There have been a lot of articles lately about security problems with Java. The articles are often unclear about exactly where the danger lies. Java is the language in which jAlbum is written. But the Java that's installed on your PC or Mac, and that runs the jAlbum software, is not the source of the security problems. The problems involve using a Java plugin in your browser, which allows Java applets to run in the browser. This plugin might allow a malicious website owner to do nefarious things to your computer. The albums produced by jAlbum do not produce Java applets, and never require a Java plugin in your browser.
You can disable the Java plugin in your browser without affecting jAlbum at all, and you should probably do so unless you have a specific reason for allowing Java applets to run in your browser.
In Chrome, enter chrome://plugins in the address bar. Scroll down and click disable for any Java entry you see in the list of plugins.
In Firefox, choose Tools, Add-ons, Plugins. Click disable for any Java entry you see in the list of plugins.
In Internet Explorer, choose Tools, Manage Add-ons. Click on any Java entry you see to select it, then click disable.
In Safari, choose Safari, Preferences. Go to the Security tab, and uncheck the Enable Java box.
Be careful about browser updates, Java updates, or JDK updates, which might re-enable the Java plugin(s).
I am using Firefox, and without Java script enabled my site will not work. I am using AlbumjAlbum 9 skin: FotoPlayer v4.1 ...
Is stating that Java Script is a problem/threat. My main concern is if jalbum does not need it, and people do turn it off in their browser, like I have, and can't get it to work... I will be losing customers if it can't be seen . My site will not work without Java Script enabled in Firefox... so I am really confused as to why you say jalbum does not need it? Try my site ... let me know if you see it or not... no my site is not finished, I kinda let it go... but I am planning on bringing it up to speed, but now just wondering if I will be wasting my effort. Main page to check is the photo's page... try it for me Java script enabled & java script disabled. http://www.rickscanvas.com
I get this error when Java Script is disabled in my browser as the security warning suggests you do...
Album was generated using jAlbum 9 skin: FotoPlayer v4.1 Album RSS Feed
So again, I am concerned that regardless of the threat I will lose people being able to view my site????
(Your bigger problem is that FotoPlayer requires Flash, and Flash is not available on devices like the iPad. Different subject entirely, of course.)
I would use that, but double-check in the browser, following the instructions in the first post, above. Many people end up with multiple older versions of Java installed on a single machine, and older browser plugins might still be active.
If you're running jAlbum under Windows, you could, in fact, remove all Java applications from your PC. jAlbum for Windows comes bundled with its own version of Java (and that one does not install any browser plugins, so it's completely safe).