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New Java exploit is in the wild, has the potential to affect more than 850 million computers

Up to 850 million computers are vulnerable to a new Java exploit

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 14, 2013 at 02:36 am CST - 0 mins, 31 secs reading time

There's a new exploit on the block which has pushed security experts to recommend that users disable or uninstall Java altogether after they've found a zero-day Java exploit which lets hackers gain control of your PC.

New Java exploit is in the wild, has the potential to affect more than 850 million computers | TweakTown.com

The exploit targets a vulnerability left open in Java 7 Update 10, which was released in October 2012. The exploit works by getting Java users to visit a website that has malicious code, which takes advantage of a security gap to take control of users' computers.

Just after this story broke, Oracle pushed out Java SE 7 Update 11 which supposedly addressed the exploit. Oracle "strongly recommends" that Java SE 7 users upgrade immediately.

Last updated: Nov 30, -0001 at 12:00 am CST

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:mashable.com

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