Java Update leaves PCs vulnerable to hackers


 

Experts are warning PC users of a security issue with the popular and widely used Java application.  Firms such as AlienVault, Rapid7, and others have begun warning users and researchers have identified malicious code within the updated Java app that is capable of compromising computers security.

Java is a programming language from Oracle Corp that assists in cross-platform compatibility issues particularly in web applications. This application is widely used to allow different operating systems and multiple browser applications to view websites based on one set of code. The application is installed on an estimated 97% of enterprise computers.

The new Java update exposes computers to infections without user’s knowledge by simply visiting a website that has already been compromised. Security Experts advise users to immediately disable Java software on their machines.

For more information, visit the below article posted on Huffington Post.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/27/java-update-hackers_n_1834815.html

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