This is BX @ Boxden.com


Jan 12 - US Department of Homeland Security Calls On Computer Users To Disable Java


 Jan 12 - US Department of Homeland Security Calls On Computer Users To Disable Java
topic by Glock9 - 01-12-2013, 08:53 AM - Boxden > BX Daily Bugle - news and headlines


http://www.forbes.com/sites/eliseackerman/2013/01/11/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.

“We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem,” the posting said. Oracle, which acquired Java when it bought Sun Microsystems in 2010, has not yet issued a security patch for this particular vulnerability.

Security experts have been advising people to disable Java for some time, since it is so commonly targeted by cyber criminals. Last fall, Apple won praise for a Mac update that removed a Java plugin from all Mac-compatible web browsers. “I think that the way they’ve handled Java in the browser was their biggest win in 2012,” Charlie Miller, a former NSA employee turned noted Apple hacker, told Ars Technica.

On Friday, Mozilla announced it was blocking all recent Java plugins from automatically loading in the browser unless a user specifically “clicks to play.”

Turning off Java can be done in a few simple steps, depending on which browsers you use.

Mac owners who use Google Chrome can go to Chrome://plugins and verify that the Java plugin is disabled. If you use Safari, you can choose Safari>Preferences, click security and uncheck the box that says “enable Java.” If you use Firefox, you can choose Tools>Add-ons, search “My add-ons” and disable any Java plugin.

Windows users can find a good guide to turning off Java on KrebsonSecurity.com.
......power move> Jan 12 - US Department of Homeland Security Calls On Computer Users To Disable Java - Photo posted in BX Daily Bugle - news and headlines | Sign in and leave a comment below!


Latest News Hot Topics »   share this topic »   Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook

17 comments for "Jan 12 - US Department of Homeland Security Calls On Computer Users To Disable Java"


 01-12-2013, 10:56 PMaway - #2
bw5011 5 heat pts

  d 
space
$1,795 | 5443924
b.s........ u heard it here first!
 01-12-2013, 11:50 PMaway - #3
Trill Livin 43 heat pts43

  d 
space
$11,249 | POWERFUL
i just learned how to program with java too
 01-12-2013, 11:50 PMaway - #4
Zaosyn 255 heat pts255

  d 
space
$13,113 | POWERFUL
JAVA is some bull#### though. Alot of exploits for it. Drive bys and ####.
 01-12-2013, 11:55 PMaway - #5
~ KiLLa KaZi ~ 

  d 
space
$4,591 | 13238311
"US Department of Homeland"

how nice of them....

on another note...#### em...
 01-13-2013, 03:16 AMaway - #6
white-chocolate 108 heat pts108

  d 
space
$9,307 | POWERFUL
 01-13-2013, 07:04 AMaway - #7
Sean McDevitt 3 heat pts

  d 
space
$6,628 | 14701323
 01-13-2013, 07:58 AMaway - #8
ImAMonster 245 heat pts245

  d 
space
$24,037 | POWERFUL
You ####ing with the wrong mah####as if you worry about this #### lol
 01-13-2013, 09:59 AMaway - #9
DIGI 88 heat pts88

  d 
space
$8,029 | POWERFUL
this was the topic of discussion in my computer forensics and perimeter defense class thursday and yesterday...
 01-13-2013, 10:40 AMaway - #10
Trolling 60 heat pts60

  d 
space
$1,838 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by <<InphDigi>>
this was the topic of discussion in my computer forensics and perimeter defense class thursday and yesterday...
 01-13-2013, 11:04 AMaway - #11
Yung Dilla 1200 heat pts1200

  d 
space
$41,261 | POWERFUL
Nah i'll keep my java on thank you
 01-13-2013, 11:17 AMaway - #12
Gateway972 42 heat pts42

  d 
space
$2,500 | POWERFUL
While the government has a big brother mentality, not EVERYTHING they do is to take your rights away
 01-13-2013, 02:39 PMaway - #13
One Gud Cide 21 heat pts21

  d 
space
$8,287 | POWERFUL
inb4dumb####tinfoilbrigade
 01-13-2013, 03:32 PMaway - #14
Stabbin101 18 heat pts18

  d 
space
$1,586 | 0
The government spends hundreds of billions of dollars on industries dedicated to shaping our attitudes and beliefs. Across the board academics in all fields agree to this; it is so deeply embedded within us.
 01-13-2013, 06:07 PMaway - #15
Quest7 146 heat pts146

  d 
space
$900 | POWERFUL
Oracle releases software update to fix Java vulnerability.

The update, which is available on Oracle's Web site, fixes a critical vulnerability in Oracle's Java 7 that could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code. The attack can be induced if someone visits a Web site that's been set up with malicious code to take advantage of the hole.

 01-15-2013, 01:48 PMaway - #16
messy marv stan 1350 heat pts1350

  d 
space
$9,175 | POWERFUL
they want the users java disabled so they can spy on them even more
 
 


Go Back   Boxden.Com - Stay First. Follow BX. > BX Table Of Contents > BX Daily Bugle - news and headlines
    
         

 



Latest hot topics on fire the past 48 hrs
Video inside  Why are Black & Red Jordans called BRED?
51 comments
Image inside  Jul 22 - World’s Second-Richest Man Calls For Three-D..
66 comments
Article inside  Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't want to leave any mone..
65 comments
 Image(s) inside *warning* People With Ocd - Do Not Enter!
New reply 42 seconds ago - 145 comments - by Die-Nasty
 MLB Yankees Acquire Chase Headley
New reply 9 minutes ago - 60 comments - by VNPP
 Image(s) inside Slowbucks Re-tweets "police Informant Callin' Out...
New reply 2 minutes ago - 57 comments - by Avon_Barksdale
 Image(s) inside Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods And Kings, Has The Most Bl...
New reply 9 minutes ago - 172 comments - by Marccoogs19
 Article inside Jay Z & Beyoncé Reportedly Trying To Split Without...
New reply 5 minutes ago - 204 comments - by CrunchTime CDN
 Image(s) inside Best "bounce Back" Album
New reply 11 minutes ago - 112 comments - by AC SLATER
 NBA Autobiography "shaq Uncut" Tells About Rondo...
New reply 7 minutes ago - 64 comments - by TheFundamentals
 Image(s) inside Kim K's Brother Admits To Being Aroused By Her....kany...
New reply 29 minutes ago - 115 comments - by HipHopFactz

Like BX on Facebook Follow BX on Twitter
5,756 fans of BX | none new today 4,746 following | none new today

hot topic blog   »    hip-hop   |   sports   |   movies   |   games   |   news   |   wild'ish   |   gear   |   rides   |   tech

contact us   |   mobile   |   privacy statement

© Boxden.com. 1998 - end of time.