Java Vulernability Discovered
Java Vulnerability Discovered
Cyber criminals are exploiting a vulnerability in Java, a widely used add-on or plug-in for most browser applications. We recommend you disable Java from your browser or uninstall Java immediately.
Procedures to disable Java in
• Internet Explorer (IE)
- If you use Internet Explorer version 7 or above, open Internet Explorer and select Tools | Manage Add-ons then skip to Step 3.If you use an older version of Internet Explorer, open Internet Explorer and select Tools | Internet Options and continue to Step 2.
- From the Internet Options window, click the Programs tab and select Manage Add-ons.
- From the Add-ons windows, click once to select (highlight) Java Plug-in then click the Disable button. Click Close and OK to accept the change.
- Alternatively, you can also click Tools | Internet Options | Advanced. If Java is installed in your browser, you will see a listing for Sun Java in the Internet Options menu. Just uncheck it to disable.
- When you encounter a site that requires Java (for example, some small online games and calculators), you can re-enable Java easily by following the same steps above, this time selecting the enable option.
- At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP), and then click Add-onsOn the menu bar, click on the Tools menu, and then click Add-onsAt the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu, and then click Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
- In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Plugins panel.
- Click on the Java (TM) Platform pluginJava Plug-in 2 for NPAPI Browsers (Mac OS 10.5 & 10.6) or Java Applet Plug-in (Mac OS 10.7 and above)Java plugin to select it.
- Click on the Disable button (if the button says Enable, Java is already disabled).
- Click the Chrome menu and select Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- In the “Privacy section”, click the Content settings button.
- In the “Plug-ins” section, select the following:
- Click to play: Chrome will block all plug-ins. However, you can click the plug-in icon to run it this time.
- Block all: Chrome will prevent any plug-ins from running
To disable the Java web plug-in in Safari, follow these steps:
- In Safari, choose Safari > Preferences
- Click “Security”.
- Uncheck (deselect) “Enable Java”.
- Close the Safari preferences window.
You can find more complete information from this Computerworld article http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9235550/Attackers_are_now_exploiting_a_Java_zero_day_vulnerability.