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Windows 7: Critical Java zero-day bug is being “massively exploited in the wild”


12 Jan 2013   #11

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I uninstalled java when I did a restore and haven't gotten around to download the latest version.
Disabled it in chrome,but IE apparently not that simple to do.


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12 Jan 2013   #12

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If you connect to the internet, then Java is a potential threat, yes. Since Vuze is a torrent client, I believe the threat is very real. A Guy
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12 Jan 2013   #13
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Without this forum involvement I wouldn't have had a clue. Java has been sitting on my PC doing virtually nothing good for ages.
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12 Jan 2013   #14

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Rip it out

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12 Jan 2013   #15
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Glad I don't have Java installed, nor MS Silverlight.
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12 Jan 2013   #16

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Critical Java vulnerability made possible by earlier incomplete patch

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The critical Java vulnerability that is currently under attack was made possible by an incomplete patch Oracle developers issued last year to fix an earlier security bug, a researcher said.

The revelation, made Friday by Adam Gowdiak of Poland-based Security Explorations, is the latest black eye for Oracle's Java software framework which is installed on more than 1 billion PCs, smartphones, and other devices. Last year saw a steady stream of attacks that exploited Java vulnerabilities, allowing miscreants to surreptitiously install keyloggers and other malicious software when unwitting people browsed compromised websites. The abuse has already continued into 2013, when on Thursday researchers reported yet another critical bug that is being "massively exploited in the wild".
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Update: Asked for comment on Gowdiak's comments, an Oracle spokeswoman e-mailed the following statement: "Oracle is aware of a flaw in Java software integrated with web browsers. The flaw is limited to JDK7. It does not exist in other releases of Java, and does not affect Java applications directly installed and running on servers, desktops, laptops, and other devices. A fix will be available shortly."
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13 Jan 2013   #17
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The flaw is limited to JDK7. It does not exist in other releases of Java, and does not affect Java applications directly installed and running on servers, desktops, laptops, and other devices. A fix will be available shortly."
If you are finding a need to use Java, you will have to update to JRE 7u10 ... Java SE Downloads
  • Scroll over to the right (JRE)
I believe there is a new update available soon.
Also! Uninstall all old/previous versions of java before updating
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13 Jan 2013   #18

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Glad I don't have Java installed, nor MS Silverlight.
What's up with MS Silverlight?
I have it installed but apperently rarely use it
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13 Jan 2013   #19
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vaper View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Glad I don't have Java installed, nor MS Silverlight.
What's up with MS Silverlight?
I have it installed but apperently rarely use it
Silverlight is a MS software similar to Java in function. As far as I know is used only on MS sites.
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13 Jan 2013   #20

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vaper View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Glad I don't have Java installed, nor MS Silverlight.
What's up with MS Silverlight?
I have it installed but apperently rarely use it
Silverlight is a MS software similar to Java in function. As far as I know is used only on MS sites.
Thanks Britton,I will put it on my get rid of list
Non person?
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