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U.S. warns computer users over Java security bug

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks.
The recommendation came in an advisory issued late Thursday, following up on concerns raised by computer security experts.
Experts believe hackers have found a flaw in Java’s coding that creates an opening for criminal activity and other high-tech mischief.
Java is a widely used technical language that allows computer programmers to write a wide variety of Internet applications and other software programs that can run on just about any computer’s operating system.
Top news.First video of giant squid tops week's newsThree charged in alleged abduction of pregnant teenNunavut gets its first guide dogNearly 800 sign up for Florida python huntNewfoundland cleans up after massive blizzardWinter storm moves from Manitoba to OntarioOracle Corp. bought Java as part of a $7.3 billion acquisition of the software’s creator, Sun Microsystems, in 2010.
Oracle, which is based in Redwood Shores, Calif., had no immediate comment late Friday.
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/us-w...va-security-bug
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firefox has also blocked all versions of java (can still use it with click to allow).apparently oracle knew about the security flaws since october when they released an update but the update was only a short term fix and the problem wasnt fixed properly.

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