Security researchers are recommending users disable Java on their computers after an exploit has been discovered that could possibly allow a malicious website to take control of your computer.
Java, a set of software tools that allows advanced features to run on websites, currently has a vulnerability that can allow an attacker to run unauthorized applications on a vulnerable computer. Being a zero-day vulnerability, antivirus firms and Oracle (the manufacturers of Java), have not had time to implement a fix, leaving both PC’s and Macs unprotected until a patch becomes available. Security firm Alien Vault as reported websites using this exploit are already showing up in the wild. Continue reading “Security Firms Recommend Disabling Java Due To New Exploit”