Java Security Alert

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by LenC, Aug 30, 2012.

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  1. LenC

    LenC Registered Member

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    Is this something to be concerned about?

    http://www.komando.com/tips/index.aspx?id=13191

    It seems like there are so many security warnings that I tend to assume (I know that's dangerous) that microsoft or applicable company will plug it. But this warning seems unusually ominous.

    I checked and I do have java enabled in chrome, but frankly I don't even know when if ever I use it. Should I disable it?
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Much noise about nothing. YASI - Yet another security issue. Continue your standard browsing patterns, and if they served you so far, then you'll be just fine.
    Mrk
     
  3. ichito

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    Really??...and what about this?
    http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/08/java-exploit-leveraged-two-flaws/
     
  4. Hungry Man

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    I wouldn't call it 'nothing' - the attack has been very successful. It makes use of two 0day exploits and there's no patch out yet. EMET won't do a thing about it and neither will using any specific browser. So I really can't see how it's 'nothing'.

    If I were you I would disable Java as it's unlikely you use it much. In Chrome you have to explicitly allow Java to run on new sites anyways.

    I personally think Click To Play for plugins is the best approach.
     
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