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Java security exploit concerns.


Chronos the 2nd

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If anyone has any concerns about the continued problems with Java exploits you might want to follow these instructions.

Windows Secrets.

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Ian in Northampton

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... and you could have a read of this...

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Chronos the 2nd

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Not quite the same info, but I concede your point.

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Secret-Squirrel

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Apparently the main mechanism of infection for the recent spate of ransomare infections is via outdated Java installations so I've been following that advice and removing it from the PCs of vulnerable users.

It's also worth pointing out that Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader exploits are still very common so it's important to make sure those two are always kept up-to-date.

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Jock1e

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Secret-Squirrel

Unfortunately the latest update for it is also suspect so either best removing it or switching it off.

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Secret-Squirrel

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Morning Jock1e

When you say "it", what are you referring to?

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Jock1e

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Java.

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rdave13

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I'm still running without Java and nothing seems broken yet.

more flaws

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Secret-Squirrel

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Jock1e, I have been removing Java ;)

For those that need to have Java installed because a certain website requires it then the best advice is to disable it in all browsers except for one and only use that browser for visiting those sites that require Java.

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Jock1e

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I have uninstalled it from Control Panel and disabled it in Firefox Plug ins.

If needed I could probably enable it again in Firefox.

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Jock1e

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Just been up my daughters house and ran an scan with Eset and it came up with the java exploit Virus.

I had deleted Java while waiting for the scan to run and Eset could not remove it completely as some of it was still in use.

Now if I remember correctly my daughter needs Java to run so that she can remotely hook up with her work when working from home.

So looks like I will have to download the latest version and hope for the best.

I had to leave the scan running as I had to go out but will check with her later to see if the problem has gone.

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