It wasn’t expected that Java would come have an update available this quickly, but it is good that they did. So be sure to update to Java 7 Update 11 : http://java.com
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Oracle release Java 7 Update 11 to fix this security issue. Be sure to update: http://java.com/
Normally when I read about security vulnerabilities, I don’t really get a sense of urgency.
With the current Java vulnerability however, I do feel like people have to act quick because there are so many respected companies and even countries actively taking action:
- Apple has disabled the Java 7 plugin on Macs through its OS X anti-malware system, in order to protect users from a potentially serious security issue
- Cisco: New Java Vulnerability Being Exploited in the Wild
- Mozilla Security Blog: Protecting Users Against Java Vulnerability in FireFox
- United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) suggests disabling Java
Apparently this vulnerability is actively being exploited already and Oracle hasn’t released a Java fix yet. You might want to consider a combination of the options below:
- Updating Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) signatures (Cisco signature)
- Uninstall Java (Windows | Mac OS X)
- Disabling Java only for web browsers
- Disabling Java in specific web browsers
Personally I like the way FireFox is handling the issue because it blocks by default, but allows users to easily override this behavior for specific sites. Also I’m getting quite fed up with all these Java security vulnerabilities lately 😦
I’d like to know what you’ll be doing. Have you or are you going to disable Java ? Which methods will you use ? Why ?
Everyone has their favourite web sites they use. These are used for different purposes and some are used more frequently than others.
To organize and share my own favourites / bookmarks, I’ve created a sharepoint list:
http://bjornhouben-web.sharepoint.com/Lists/Links that I will be updating continuously. If you’re unfamiliar with how to filter a sharepoint list, please check my previous post.
Other options to manage your own (personal) favourite web site links include:
- Using the built-in synchronisation with browsers like Firefox or Google Chome.
- Create and use a personalized start page like by example Netvibes and Protopage. These also provide options to include other resources like by example RSS feeds, weather predictions, etc. I am currently using iGoogle, but that will cease to function Q4 2013 unfortunately.
During the creation of my own list I came across kadaza.com and kadaza.nl, which also contains a great collection of categorized web sites. You can choose the main category on the left hand side after which you can further drill down by choosing subcategories on the right side.
I hope it is useful to you and should you have some great sites I’ve missed, please mention them in the comments section.