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Users urged to disable Java as new exploit emerges

All operating systems, browsers vulnerable

     
1:50 am on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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A new browser-based exploit for a Java vulnerability that allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on client systems has been spotted in the wild and because of Oracle's Java patch schedule, it may be some time before a fix becomes widely available.

[theregister.co.uk...]

I reused the title and description and opening paragraph, from the article at el reg so as to ensure the message was clear..
2:28 am on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the heads-up. Chris Pederick's web developer add-on for Firefox has had my back covered on Java exploits for a few years now.
4:07 am on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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darn it!
i held out as long as i could and only just recently installed JRE on my latest system so i could run screaming frog...
5:40 am on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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i held out as long as i could and only just recently installed JRE on my latest system so i could run screaming frog


That's no excuse, now you have a screaming phrangue ;)
8:37 pm on Sept 8, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I assume this will not affect non Oracle Java VMs such as IcedTea? That is what I have installed, as will a high proportion of Linux users.

I am not sure many people do have a Java plugin installed: I rarely see Java applets on the web any more, and thought it was mostly a server language these days