U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security advises users to disable Java
Roshan Ashraf Shaikh / 5 years ago
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to disable Java software on their PCs for the time being to avoid any possible hacking, in their most recently published advisory. The vulnerability is present in Oracle Java 7 Update 10 and earlier which allowed remote attackers to use the code to gain access in user’s systems.
The malware affects Windows, Linux and Unix. Apple on the other hand have taken steps to block it by using their in-built XProtect which blocks currently version of Java 7 runtime and requires you to install Java Runtime B19 which is not yet released.
To those who don’t know, Java is a technical language that lets programmers write many web-based applications and software that can be run on any operating systems.