Update January 14, 2013
Oracle has released a patch (Java 7 Update 11) to close this security hole.
January 11, 2013
US-CERT has released a security advisory warning users about a dangerous Java 7 (and previous version) security hole that would allow an attacker to compromise a computer from an infected website. A user would browse to an infected website and the attack would automatically run in the background using the security hole in Java to install malware and Trojan viruses.
At this time there is no patch to close this security hole.
US-CERT recommends either uninstalling Java from your computer or disable Java in the web browser.
From Sophos.Com: Instructions on how to disable Java from your web browser.
- How to disable Java in Internet Explorer
- How to disable Java in Firefox
- How to disable Java in Chrome
- How to disable Java in Safari
- How to disable Java in Opera
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