Warning: Java Operate Potentially Affecting More Than 850m PCs

Posted on Jan 14 2013 - 12:45pm by Huzoor Bux


Security professionals are recommending PC users disable or uninstall Java following the discovery of a Zero(0)-day Java exploit which allows hackers to take control of vulnerable Macs, PCs and Linux computers.


The exploit takes advantage of a vulnerability left open in Java 7 Update 10, released in October of  previous year. It works by getting Java users to visit a website with diff code that takes benefits of a security gap to take control of user’s PCs.


Makers of Java, Oracle, has not define the no. of users who have Installed Java 7 Update 10. While, Java uses on more than 850m PCs and many other devices. When Oracle lunched Update10, it “strongly recommended” that users update to receive “key security features and bug fixes.”