Homeland Security Warns Computer Users

Posted on: 5:37 pm, January 11, 2013, by , updated on: 06:23pm, January 11, 2013

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Millions of computer users are being warned to disable the most recent versions of Oracle’s Java software, due to security flaws.

NPR is reporting the cybersecurity section of the Department of Homeland Security says, “Web browsers using the Java 7 plug-in are at high risk.”

NPR says security researchers have discovered a series of bugs that can take over computers running Java. Those bugs can be exploited to allow hackers’ programs to give themselves full security privileges.

Anyone wanting to know how to disable Java can check out Oracle’s explanation of the process.

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