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Windows 7: Java allows 'open hunting season' for hackers, experts find

11 Jan 2013   #1

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Java allows 'open hunting season' for hackers, experts find

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Security professionals urge disabling Java on your PC, saying that the computer language has created an "open hunting season on consumers" for hackers.

Moore compared Oracle's Java to "open hunting season on consumers," who are being targeted more often by a host of cyberattacks, including malware and phishing scams. A number of toolkits, freely released on the web, are also of concern -- as many include software which can be used to exploit such security flaws. Therefore, if you have not already done so, you are advised to disable any modules in your browser which relate to the software.
Java allows 'open hunting season' for hackers, experts find | ZDNet

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12 Jan 2013   #2

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How has Java become so exploited and vulnerable to these attacks? Who is developing and writing this Java code?
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15 Jan 2013   #3

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January 13, Krebs on Security – (International) Oracle ships critical security update for Java. Oracle released an update for Java to fix the recent critical vulnerability that allowed malware to exploit computers running the program. The update also increases the default security settings for running Java applications from ‘medium’ to ‘high.’ Source: Oracle Ships Critical Security Update for Java — Krebs on Security
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