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 Java Exploit Potentially Affecting More Than 850 Million Computers

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SilverySil
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PostSubject: Java Exploit Potentially Affecting More Than 850 Million Computers   Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:34 am

http://mashable.com/2013/01/13/java-exploit/

"Security experts are recommending computer users disable or uninstall Java following the discovery of a zero-day Java exploit which allows hackers to take control of vulnerable Macs, PCs and Linux computers.

The exploit takes advantage of a vulnerability left open in Java 7 Update 10, released in October of last year. It works by getting Java users to visit a website with malicious code that takes advantage of a security gap to take control of users' computers. "

"Update: Oracle has released Java SE 7 Update 11 to address the vulnerability. It "strongly recommends" that Java SE 7 users upgrade immediately.

What's worse is this particular exploit is reportedly being used to push ransomware, a type of attack that demands users pay to have control of their computers returned from a hacker's grasp."

got to love when oracle and adobe make such poorly coded software.

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PostSubject: Re: Java Exploit Potentially Affecting More Than 850 Million Computers   Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:12 am

@SilverySil wrote:
http://mashable.com/2013/01/13/java-exploit/

"Security experts are recommending computer users disable or uninstall Java following the discovery of a zero-day Java exploit which allows hackers to take control of vulnerable Macs, PCs and Linux computers.

The exploit takes advantage of a vulnerability left open in Java 7 Update 10, released in October of last year. It works by getting Java users to visit a website with malicious code that takes advantage of a security gap to take control of users' computers. "

"Update: Oracle has released Java SE 7 Update 11 to address the vulnerability. It "strongly recommends" that Java SE 7 users upgrade immediately.

What's worse is this particular exploit is reportedly being used to push ransomware, a type of attack that demands users pay to have control of their computers returned from a hacker's grasp."

got to love when oracle and adobe make such poorly coded software.

just a heads up king

If the update was released in October that the exploit uses...wouldnt've it been updated AGAIN before now? Don't think it'd be much of a threat as a result.... *shrug*
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