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.comArt 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 »