US Department of Homeland Security, Disable Java

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  1. Caster Fly

    Caster Fly New Member Banned User

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    I know it's not Stern related, but since some of you don't read the bar...

    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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    Snotty My Snothand be strong!!! VIP Gold

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    Can this be explained? If I have java, Then my lap top which is linked by wifi can be tapped?
     
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    Caster Fly New Member Banned User

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    Here's the salient point...

    Disable Java if you want to be sure the most recent exploit cannot be used against your system. If you REALLY want to be sure you computer is not hacked, unplug it. :cheer: