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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Computer Security - Java hacked again

Hackers have figured out how to exploit Java to install malicious software enabling them to commit crimes ranging from identity theft to making an infected computer part of an ad-hoc network of computers that can be used to attack websites.

"We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem," the Department of Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Readiness Team said in a posting on its website late on Thursday.

I only use Firefox so I can't tell you how to disable Java on any other platform, but in Firefox click on Tools, then Ad ons, then go to Plugins.  Look and see if you have Java or Java tools.  If you do click on Disable and close your tab.

Now you have Java Script also, however many cloud E-mail  accounts REQUIRE Javascript to load, so if you turn Java "Script" off you may not be able to access your e-mail.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

You know, it's really too bad the hackers don't actually use their hacking capabilities for GOOD, like building GOOD security tools... sigh...