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#1 mg23

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:12 AM

If you had the latest java update (45)  are you safe from this? 

 

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/05/tech/yahoo-malware-attack/index.html?hpt=hp_t2



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 02:54 AM

Exactly which vulnerabilities were exploited aren't known at this point. As far as I know, there isn't a known unpatched vulnerability in Java at the moment. So, while I won't say that you're "safe" simply because I don't have all the information, having the latest version of Java certainly reduces the odds that you have been affected.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:57 AM

Using Java is an unnecessary security risk...especially using older versions which have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system.Although, Java is commonly used in business environments and many VPN providers still use it, the average user does not need to install Java software.
* Why You don't need Java
* W3Techs usage statistics and market share data of Java on the web
* Java: should you remove it?

I recommend just uninstalling Java if you don't use it.
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