Java vulnerability was discovered yesterday, disabling Java in browsers is highly recommended

Java vulnerability was discovered

Java vulnerability was discovered

Yesterday, the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued a vulnerability note about Java:

Overview – Java 7 Update 10 and earlier contain an unspecified vulnerability that can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description – Java 7 Update 10 and earlier contain an unspecified remote-code-execution vulnerability. This vulnerability is being attacked in the wild, and is reported to be incorporated into exploit kits.

Impact – By convincing a user to visit a specially crafted HTML document, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

It’s highly recommended to disable Java plugins from your browsers, or just simply uninstall Java from your personal computer.

This is how you can do it:

Disable Java in Firefox

  1. Click on the Firefox orange button at the top of the browser to display the menu settings, and then select the “Add-ons” option.
    Disable Java on Firefox - step 1
  2. Select the left vertical tab “Plugins” and disable the Java plugins.
    Disable Java on Firefox - Step 2

Disable Java in Chrome

Simply go to this URL and disable the Java plugins: chrome://plugins/
Disable Java in Chrome

Disable Java in Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the Gear icon, located at the top right of the browser and select the option “Manage add-ons”
    Disable Java in IE - Step 1
  2. Look for Java Plug-In on that list and disable all the instances.
    Disable Java in IE - Step 2

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