Java Exploit

6 posts
12 Jan 2013
CSD_Images
Photographer
CSD_Images
For ALL computer users Linux, Windows or Apple. Disable Java immediately.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/us-government-tells-computer-users-010200788.html

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/01/critical-java-zero-day-bug-is-being-massively-exploited-in-the-wild/

There is a massive security threat affecting numerous websites wordwide and the only way to be safe is to disable Java or remove Java from your system. Apple has blacklisted Java in more recent versions of the OS.

The Ars Technica site has links on how to disable or remove Java.
Posted 12 Jan 2013
Edited by ForumModerator 12 Jan 2013
mph
Photographer
mph
I think Firefox has already done this? It is already disabled on my system - I think! Java Plugin 7 update 10 and lower (click-to-play), Windows has been blocked for your protection. Why was it blocked? The Java plugin is causing significant security problems. All users are strongly recommended to keep the plugin disabled unless necessary. Who is affected? All users who have these versions of the plugin installed in Firefox 17 and above. What does this mean? The problematic add-on or plugin will be automatically disabled and no longer usable. When Mozilla becomes aware of add-ons, plugins, or other third-party software that seriously compromises Firefox security, stability, or performance and meets certain criteria, the software may be blocked from general use. For more information, please read this support article. Blocked on October 30, 2012. View block request.
Posted 12 Jan 2013
vipimages
Photographer
vipimages
how do you disable java?
Posted 12 Jan 2013
vipimages

how do you disable java?

Read the last line of the second web link in the original post for a safe link.
Posted 12 Jan 2013
Edited by ForumModerator 12 Jan 2013
vipimages
Photographer
vipimages
Posted 12 Jan 2013
w4pictures
Photographer
w4pictures
Now that I've disabled it, various elements of Purestorm, eBay etc. don't seem to work.

Hey Ho.

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Purestorm does not require Java - try clearing your Error Cache and Restarting your browser.

Posted 12 Jan 2013
Edited by WebModerator 12 Jan 2013
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