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PostSubject: JAVA SECURITY WARNING   Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:46 pm

JAVA SECURITY WARNING


Homeland Security warns to disable Java amid zero-day flaw

Summary: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is the latest body to warn users to disable Java software amid escalating concerns over a serious, exploitable vulnerability.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned users to disable or uninstall Java software on their computers, amid continuing fears and an escalation in warnings from security experts that hundreds of millions of business and consumer users are vulnerable to a serious flaw.

Hackers have discovered a weakness in Java 7 security that could allow the installation of malicious software and malware on machines that could increase the chance of identity theft, or the unauthorized participation in a botnet that could bring down networks or be used to carry out denial-of-service attacks against Web sites.

"We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem," said the DHS' Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) in a post on its Web site on Thursday evening. "This vulnerability is being attacked in the wild, and is reported to be incorporated into exploit kits. Exploit code for this vulnerability is also publicly available."

Java users should disable or uninstall Java immediately to mitigate any damage


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/11/us-java-security-idUSBRE90A0S320130111


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PostSubject: Re: JAVA SECURITY WARNING   Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:03 pm

I'Ve checked and don't have Java installed on my pc.
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PostSubject: Re: JAVA SECURITY WARNING   Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:27 pm

I don't have Java installed on my PC. Not sure, about my laptop. Since, it's still being fixed.




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PostSubject: Re: JAVA SECURITY WARNING   Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:09 pm

I have Adobe flash player on mine.


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PostSubject: Re: JAVA SECURITY WARNING   Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:47 pm

^ Same here.




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PostSubject: Re: JAVA SECURITY WARNING   Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:00 pm

Buttercup wrote:
^ Same here.

Cool.My old Desk top had Java i think.
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