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Saturday, January 12, 2013

US Department of Homeland Security Calls On Computer Users To Disable Java

US Department of Homeland Security Calls On Computer Users To Disable Java

"Concerns about the susceptibility of the Java programming language to cyberattacks culminated Thursday night, with a warning posted on the Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-Cert)calling on the public to temporarily disable Java on their personal computers.
The call came in response to the discovery of a new vulernability that lets an attacker execute code on a PC running Java. The vulnerability is reportedly already being used in “exploit kits” which are pre-packaged, for-sale tool kits that can be used to commit online crimes such as stealing someone’s identity."

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