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Re: 100 Million Systems Vulnerable to Java Flaw
Posted by: John P. Mello Jr. 2013-01-14 09:33:37
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A zero-day flaw in Oracle's Java programming language could make as many as 100 million computers connected to the Internet vulnerable to attack by cybercriminals. The threat posed by the Java vulnerability was considered so serious that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security urged computer users to turn off Java on their machines. The vulnerability discovered last week by security researchers exploits a flaw in version 7 rev. 10 and has already begun appearing in major kits used to create malware packages. It can be exploited to plant malware on PCs.

Re: 100 Million Systems Vulnerable to Java Flaw
Posted by: Timelord 2013-01-15 04:13:02 In reply to: John P. Mello Jr.
I'd like to see what's going to happen now with the DATABASE from the European Community.

They've entered ALL their documents in JAVA.
One can even search with a Java search engine.

40 years of documentation on the brink of destruction / demolition ?
All internal links at risk ?

Re: 100 Million Systems Vulnerable to Java Flaw
Posted by: RafalLos 2013-01-14 09:41:43 In reply to: John P. Mello Jr.
RE: Sharks, Vending Machines And Enterprise Security

Just to clarify - I absolutely do not mean that mature organizations that have good base-line security should *not* be worried about advanced threats, because clearly these are ever-present and highly dangerous.

What my quote, blog post and discussion is intended to highlight is less-mature organizations which do security-strategy-by-news-headline, and never really take the time to get baseline basics in place, as I point out above.

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