Java Security Issues - Again...

Discussion in 'Tech Chat' started by Net, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Net

    Net Achievement Hunter

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/busin...erts-say-bugs-remain-20130114,0,7822126.story

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security reiterated advice for computer users to disable Oracle Corp's widely used Java software for surfing the Web, saying it still poses risks to users after the company released an emergency update over the weekend.

    "Unless it is absolutely necessary to run Java in web browsers, disable it," the Department of Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Readiness Team said on Monday in a posting on its website.

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    The software maker released an update to Java on Sunday, just days after DHS issued its initial warning on the software, saying that bugs in the program were being exploited to commit identity theft and other crimes.

    Security experts say that PCs running Java in their browsers could be attacked by criminals seeking to steal credit-card numbers, banking credentials, passwords and commit other types of computer crimes.

    Oracle officials could not be reached for immediate comment.

    Copyright © 2013, Reuters
     
  2. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC (Lead Developer) Srcds Server Operator Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member

    IS NOT BIG SURPRISE.
     
  3. Reechard

    Reechard Server Admin Srcds Server Operator Minecraft Operator Source Server Admin Staff Member Minecraft Admin

    HIDE YO MINECRAFT.
     
  4. Barbarossa_5

    Barbarossa_5 Achievement Hunter

    Is my minecraft bank at risk of looting now? I don't want to lose my diamond hoes.
     

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