Java Exploit- Again
The latest Java exploit has caused the Department of Homeland Security to issue a notice and warns folks to un-install or disable Java on all computers. "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. It's not without precedence but this is a huge step in the National security arena when it comes to computer security. CERT has also issued a warning. According to CERT:
"The problem can allow an untrusted Java applet to escalate its privileges, without requiring code signing. Oracle Java 7 update 10 and earlier are affected, US-CERT said."
You can disable Java per browser you use or just un-install on your computer all together through Control Panel-Un-install programs.(Depending on your operating system).
This seems to be a critical exploit with the means to quickly propagate throughout our internal computer infrastructure so heed the warnings and either disable or un-install Java on your Internet capable equipment if it is installed.
by Jim Atkins 'thedosmann'