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


11 Jan 2013   #1

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

Your fully patched installation of Java isn't safe.

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A previously unknown and currently unpatched security hole in the latest version of the Java software framework is under attack online, according to security researchers and bloggers.
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11 Jan 2013   #2

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Deleted and Disabled

Probably the best way to go is delete and disable everything associated with it.
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11 Jan 2013   #3

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1) How and why is Java so easily exploited so quickly?

2) Why won't Oracle fire everyone and hire people who know how to implement proper security and patches into their current failure of a platform?
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11 Jan 2013   #4

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I REALLY wish I could get rid of @#$%^&* Java but I have no choice, being I can't access the Schools site without it.
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11 Jan 2013   #5

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Lucked Out

I have lucked out so far. The only site I really needed it for had an alternate solution.

Borg is this possible?
Set up a browser for your academics. Then use another browser for surfing, etc.
This might work until Java catches up with the real world. Ideally web sites will go away from Java.
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11 Jan 2013   #6

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Actually, I'm using something called QuickJava (For FF), recommended to me by someone in this forum a while back. It sits on your bottom browser bar & you can shut it off & on with just a click instead of having to go digging through the settings.

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Allows quick enable and disable of Java, Javascript, Cookies, Image Animations, Flash, Silverlight, Images, Stylesheets and Proxy from the Statusbar and/or Toolbar.
Still, I wish I could take Java off.....
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11 Jan 2013   #7

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Echo

I understand.
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11 Jan 2013   #8

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Thanks for the news.
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11 Jan 2013   #9

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Welcome to Seven Forums KREJAN81.

I had one downloader program that doesn't work without it, but I rarely used it. GoToMyPC even works without it, you just have to launch it manually. A Guy
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12 Jan 2013   #10

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Does this threat only apply to browsers? I've disabled Java in Firefox, but I also use Vuze which apparently uses Java. Is it safe to use Vuze? Thanks.
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