Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

“Disable your Java software,” US Government advices computer users

Java softwareA security alert from the US Department of Homeland Security releases an advice to computer users to temporarily disable there Java software, in order to make prevention against potential hacking.

The security alert was raised on Thursday, in a follow up alarm raised by computer security experts. The expert believed that hackers has discovered a loop hole in the Java software coding and this may make computer users to be prone to cyber criminal activity and other high-tech mischief.

Java is a widely used technical computer language that allows developers to a wide variety of computer and internet applications and some other programs able to run on any operating system.

Java was established and managed by Sun Microsystems, but was sold out to Oracle Corp at $7.3 billion in 2010.

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The Homeland security released the alert about Java software since Thursday and this is Saturday, nothing has been heard from Sun the developer and Oracle the Manager. Not even a message to let people know of this security flaw and a tutorial to teach people how to disable their computer Java Software.

PCMag, Forbes and other website carried the security alert from Homeland security. We just heard that Apple is disabling the Java 7 and a problem was written on a source that affects version 4 to 7.

The only information that could be gotten was on Oracle’s Facebook, Google+ and Twitter feed, yesterday at 11:43pm, it reads

“Oracle is aware of a flaw in Java software integrated with web browsers. The flaw is limited to JDK7. It does not exist in other releases of Java, and does not affect Java applications directly installed and running on servers, desktops, laptops, and other devices. A fix will be available shortly.”

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