By Art Gallagher
Oracle released a fix to the Java vulnerability we reported last night. The company said another update is due out “soon.” You can access the fix here.
Or, you can do what multiple computer security experts are suggesting and disable or uninstall Java unless you know you need it.
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ZDNet: Security experts on Java: Fixing zero-day exploit could take ‘two years’
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Posted: January 14th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Computer Security, Department of Homland Security | Tags: arstechnia, Art Gallagher, Computerworld, Forbes, Java, Java 7, Java exploit, Java vulnerability, KrebsOnSecurity, Mashable, MoreMonmouthMusings, NakedSecurity, Oracle | 3 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
If you’ve been surfing the net over the last few days, you are very likely at risk for identity theft. Your networks could be at risk.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that hackers have discovered and are exploiting a flaw in Java security that could allow the installation of malicious software and malware on your computer.
DHS is recommending that computer users disable or uninstall Java until further notice.
Most anti-virus, firewall and malware detection programs are not preventing this vulnerability from being exploited.
For instructions on disabling or uninstalling Java click here.
This is a serious problem that has not yet been widely reported in the media.
For more detailed information, read this article by Brian Krebs at KrebsOnSecurity.com
UPDATED: Computer Experts Recommend Disabling Java Unless You Know You Need It
Posted: January 13th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Computer Security, Department of Homland Security | Tags: Art Gallagher, Brian Krebs, computer security, Department of Homeland Security, DHS, hackers, Java 7, Java exploit, Java vulnerability, KrebsOnSecurity, malicious software, malware, MoreMonmouthMusings, Oracle, US CERT | 9 Comments »