Homeland Security Urges Computer Users To Disable Java

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security urged computer users to disable Oracle Corp’s Java software, amplifying security experts’ prior warnings to hundreds of millions of consumers and businesses that use it to surf the Web.

Hackers have figured out how to exploit Java to install malicious software enabling them to commit crimes ranging from identity theft to making an infected computer part of an ad-hoc network of computers that can be used to attack websites.

This is pretty big as major browsers like IE and Firefox use this language in some of it’s modules. Also affects business and government as most programs try to utilize Java and it’s strong capabilities. Get the whole story here.

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Long time volunteer in the San Tan Valley/Queen Creek area of Arizona.

Posted on January 11, 2013, in Reblogged Article and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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