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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:06 PM

Kill that Java plugin now! New 0-day exploit running wild online [View all]

Source: The Register

A new Java zero-day security vulnerability is already being actively exploited to compromise PCs. The best way to defend against the attacks is to disable any Java browser plugins on your systems.

The offending bug is present in fully patched and up-to-date installations of the Java platform, now overseen by database giant Oracle, according to Jaime Blasco, head of labs at security tools firm AlienVault.

"The exploit is the same as the zero-day vulnerabilities we have been seeing in the past year in IE, Java and Flash," Blasco warned.

"The hacker can virtually own your computer if you visit a malicious link thanks to this new vulnerability. At the moment, there is no patch for this vulnerability, so the only way to protect yourself is by disabling Java."

Read more: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/10/java_0day/



I suspect as java is largely OS agnostic, so is the exploit...

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