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Critical Java zero-day bug is being “massively exploited"

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    Bay Area
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    Critical Java zero-day bug is being “massively exploited"


    Your fully patched installation of Java isn't safe.

    A previously unknown and currently unpatched security hole in the latest version of the Java software framework is under attack online, according to security researchers and bloggers.
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    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Sure glad I don't have Java on my systems.

    Jim
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    Bay Area
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Me either, haven't missed it. A Guy
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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    People still have Java installed?
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    We haven't seen it here at work yet. Many can't disable java because there are a lot of applications that require it. I hope the patch comes out ASAP!
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    Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    We haven't seen it here at work yet. Many can't disable java because there are a lot of applications that require it. I hope the patch comes out ASAP!
    Yeah I don't know how anyone can go without java. Nothing works without it and every system I deal with uses it. Hell there was a time when java was part of windows and you really had no option but to use it if you were on a windows platform.

    Either way I really don't care if it is vulnerable. That is why we have security software to block things that get through.
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    I'm not 100% sure i would put complete faith in outside security software keeping you 100% safe from exploits such as this.
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    Tampa Bay
    Posts : 63
    MS Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit with WMC


    Gawd fix it....my wife wants to go out to dinner...no pogo
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    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    People still have Java installed?
    Yup, I need it to view my stock portfolio when I'm logged on at my bank.
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    Danger for Minecraft users.
    Danger for pingtest.com users.
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