Hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready to get back to work. I spent the weekend testing software and hardware and getting more posts ready for you.The most important item today is JAVA and the possibility of your computer being hacked.
I started seeing notes online about potential JAVA security breaches last week, and it was topped by a security advisory posted by Homeland Security. You can read the story at the link above, and also watch a brief new clip below.
Now I am not sure if this is accurate or not, but if you do not use JAVA, then what could it hurt to disable it until things get worked out. No doubt Oracle has their code geeks working round the clock to fix the problem.
If you do want to disable JAVA for a while, just watch the video that follows.
- My Saturday Java Scare (forbes.com)
- Warning: Java Exploit Potentially Affecting More Than 850 Million Computers (mashable.com)
- Java security fix coming ‘shortly’; Up to 850m machines at risk (zdnet.com)
- US government tells computer users to disable Java (king5.com)
- Oracle says Java update coming Tuesday (pcworld.com)
- Department of Homeland Security advises computer users to disable Java (macleans.ca)
- US-CERT warns users to disable Java in web browsers, Apple and Mozilla move to block it (engadget.com)