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Serious New Java Flaw Affects All Browsers in Windows

Discussion in 'General Security' started by Mumbodog, Apr 9, 2010.

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  1. Mumbodog

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    I see that there is the usual 'difference of opinion' between 'experts' as to whether this particular bug represents computer Armageddon or is merely a minor glitch that won't scare the horses; http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/041010-nifty-java-bug-could-lead.html

    Whatever, I assume that nervous, or merely cautious, browsers need only use Firefox with the NoScript addon to ensure that Sun Java (and JavaScript) are blocked by default.
     
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    Better safe than sorry imho.

    Your linky no worky by the way.

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    works for me!:)
     
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    Too bad there isn't a "Boomer rang" app that would send the virus/maleware/ spyware ... back to the witnit that made it and type on their forehead the name of the crap so the cops can give em a "Thankyou" room. ;)
     
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    Now it does, I was getting page not found, I guess its not lost anymore!

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    Wow, this is scary. I just ran a test of this exploit and Calc started on my system. Sun should get this fixed ASAP!

    Peace...
     
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    Thats why I uninstalled Java!

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    I've also uninstalled Java until this is cleared up.
     
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    anyone have any comments on the reader replies on the threatpost story? minor flaw?
     
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    At first, I read the comment about the flaw being restricted to Windows networks due to the address format mentioned in the article. However, the harmless test I ran used the same address format and the jar file was fetched and downloaded from over the Internet. Therefore, I think that particular person was wrong to think the address format implied a more narrow scope of exposure of this flaw.

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    Its minor if you don't have Java installed, or use a Mac or Linux ; -)

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