Department of Homeland Security Urges Users to disable JAVA in Browsers
1/12/13 The (JAVA) issue is so large that the Computer Emergency Readiness Team at the Department of Homeland Security has urged users to disable Java. The governmental organization says in a release that the vulnerability "is being actively exploited" and that "exploit code is publicly available." US-CERT recommends that Java be disabled in the browser until an update is pushed out by Oracle.
Yes, I would like to know if this has been fixed. You can't use the Internet without Java.
R3, that's not true these days. Not that many sites use java in the browser any more. It's getting rarer and rarer.
"According to Reuters, the security firm Kaspersky Lab estimates that Java was used in 50 percent of all attacks in which hackers broke into computers by exploiting software bugs."
I'm so glad someone posted this. I just got hammered with numerous viruses and it was a java exploit. I'm not a computer savvy at all, so I removed the threats, found out that I have a vulnerable version of java (6, number 24) so I uninstalled it. Will I have problems with my computer now with it removed?
This is what invaded me. I use Malwarebytes, MSE, Prevx, ZoneAlarm firewall and HitmanPro
R15 I uninstalled Java several weeks ago instead of just disabling it and haven't noticed any difference at all with my computer itself, MS Office, internet, etc.
Thanks a lot for responding R17.
I completely uninstalled JAVA from my computer back when they first said to disable it weeks ago, and I have had no problems with not having it. There have been maybe two sites that gave me a pop-up saying that they used JAVA, but I was still able to use the site with no problem. So considering all the issues they're having, I have no intention on even bothering to install it again.