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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:30 AM

Oracle says Java is fixed; feds maintain warning

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Source: Security InfoWatch

LOS ANGELES (AP) Oracle Corp. said Monday it has released a fix for the flaw in its Java software that raised an alarm from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security last week. Even after the patch was issued, the federal agency continued to recommend that users disable Java in their Web browsers.

"This and previous Java vulnerabilities have been widely targeted by attackers, and new Java vulnerabilities are likely to be discovered," DHS said Monday in an updated alert published on the website of its Computer Emergency Readiness Team. "To defend against this and future Java vulnerabilities, consider disabling Java in Web browsers until adequate updates are available."

The alert follows on the department's warning late Thursday. Java allows programs to run within websites and powers some advertising networks. Users who disable Java may not be able to see portions of websites that display real-time data such as stock prices, graphical menus, weather updates and ads.

Read more: http://www.securityinfowatch.com/news/10853245/oracle-says-java-is-fixed-feds-maintain-warning

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Reply Oracle says Java is fixed; feds maintain warning (Original post)
brooklynite Jan 2013 OP
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #1
PatrynXX Jan 2013 #2
Stringfellow Hawke Jan 2013 #4
Gormy Cuss Jan 2013 #3
JBoy Jan 2013 #6
AllyCat Jan 2013 #5
OKNancy Jan 2013 #7

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:32 AM

1. "Users who disable Java may not be able to see ... ads." - oh no! n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:33 AM

2. This is going to take 2 years

I suppose it'd be wise just to go bankrupt right about now. sheesh.

how bout suggest everyone get malwarebytes?? I'm not doing anything. Opera is notorious for being the safest browser. Just don't run IE and Mozilla and you should be just fine.

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:40 AM

4. I used Opera years ago. How has it improved?

 

I currently use SR Iron, but it has been very "locky" lately - it's a variant of Chrome. The unfortuante thing is I'm running Windows 8, and I need to know if Opera is as smooth as it was years ago, especially with 8.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:33 AM

3. I downloaded the fix

and then disabled Java again.

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:45 AM

6. Same here. n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:41 AM

5. It remains dumped on our computer.

Was taking up too much valuable space on our old machine anyway.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:01 PM

7. This is the same information as your previous post

there is no new information here. LBN host consensus that this is a duplicate. Feel free to re-post in the thread from yesterday.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014367943

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