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** JAVA Hacker Alert **

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by GBatch_25, Jan 11, 2013.

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  1. GBatch_25

    GBatch_25 Active Member

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    I don't yell "FIRE" often, but this alert could be serious and deserves some attention. Please read the article on this link about hackers using Java to take over your PC, whether at home or in the office.

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/new-vulnerability-found-in-java-experts-recommend-disabling-the-app/

    Then click on the link near the bottom of the article "explainer on Java". In this new article you will find how to disable Java in the browser you use. Be aware that while disabled, some features of various websites may not work.

    Gene in Illinois
     
  2. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    a real threat...easy to disable until they fix it Open IE click tools> manage add-ons> Java console and other script....highlight,,right click,,choose disable ...thats it
     
  3. Rick (Pa)

    Rick (Pa) TS Member

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    CalvinMD, Thank you for the (How to)

    Rick
     
  4. TjayE

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    Gene, Thanks for the ALERT. Tom
     
  5. GBatch_25

    GBatch_25 Active Member

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    Hope update 11 plugs the 'hole'.

    Gene in Illinois
     
  6. Shooting Jack

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    Calvin, I went to manage addons and did not find Java. Is this something that some folks have just added to their computer or is it on every computer and I'm somehow overlooking it. Jackie B.
     
  7. gdbabin

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    Here is the official Alert.


    Guy Babin
     
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