Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Sun 21 Sep 2014, 06:27
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Taking the Puppy out for a walk » Announcements
Security professionals urge disabling Java on your PC
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [3 Posts]  
Author Message
James C


Joined: 26 Mar 2009
Posts: 5757
Location: Kentucky

PostPosted: Sat 12 Jan 2013, 08:59    Post subject:  Security professionals urge disabling Java on your PC
Subject description: Java allows 'open hunting season' for hackers
 

http://www.zdnet.com/java-allows-open-hunting-season-for-hackers-experts-find-7000009701/

Quote:
Security professionals urge disabling Java on your PC, saying that the computer language has created an "open hunting season on consumers" for hackers.

Talking to Reuters, Jaime Blasco, Labs Manager with security firm AlienVault Labs recommended that consumers begin to disable Oracle's Java software after the recent discovery of yet another security flaw which allows hackers to exploit computers. Blasco said:

"Java is a mess. It's not secure. You have to disable it."



Quote:
However, it is not just Blasco who has concerns over the software's security. HD Moore, Rapid7's chief security officer -- a firm which assists businesses in identifying vulnerable elements in their infrastructure -- believes that Java has made a number of devices, including anything running on Mac OS X, Linux or Windows, vulnerable to attack.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
NeroVance


Joined: 10 Oct 2012
Posts: 149
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Sat 12 Jan 2013, 09:34    Post subject:  

That's Java for ya. Some say it's always been this way, others say Oracle screwed up.

Me, I only use Java for one thing, playing Minecraft.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
James C


Joined: 26 Mar 2009
Posts: 5757
Location: Kentucky

PostPosted: Sun 13 Jan 2013, 13:02    Post subject: Oracle Corp to fix Java security flaw "shortly".....  

Oracle Corp to fix Java security flaw "shortly".....

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/12/us-usa-java-security-idUSBRE90B0EX20130112

Quote:
Java was responsible for 50 percent of all cyber attacks last year in which hackers broke into computers by exploiting software bugs, according to Kaspersky. That was followed by Adobe Reader, which was involved in 28 percent of all incidents. Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer were involved in about 3 percent of incidents, according to the survey.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [3 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Taking the Puppy out for a walk » Announcements
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0458s ][ Queries: 11 (0.0068s) ][ GZIP on ]