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Disable Java…NOW!!!

Unfortunately, it appears that Java is once again unsafe. Over the weekend, the good folks over at security firm FireEye spotted a new attack that exploits a vulnerability in Java to install a Trojan named Poison Ivy, which communicates with C&C servers in China and Singapore.

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Java SE 7 Update 7 and SE 6 Update 35 Released

The folks at Oracle have released updates for Java, versions 1.7.0_07 and 1.6.0_3. Oracle strongly recommends that all Java SE 7 users upgrade to this release. You can download the installers from here.

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Java exploits: the importance of software updates

Attackers have been aggressively targeting vulnerabilities in Java because it is so common. Almost all computers have Java installed as it is used by billions of devices, software programs and websites. As reported in the latest volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (http://www.microsoft.com/security/sir/default.aspx), the most commonly…

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