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« on: January 11, 2013, 12:04:41 PM »

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9235615/US_CERT_tells_users_to_disable_Java_in_browsers_after_exploit

US-CERT tells users to disable Java in browsers after exploit

ComputerWorld January 11, 2013

My understanding is that you're vulerable if you're using a Mac as well. 

http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57523821-285/how-to-disable-java-in-ie-firefox-chrome-and-safari/

This "how-to" from last October looks to be the best guide on how to get it done for all major browsers.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 05:50:16 PM »

Firefox issued a major immediate priority patch last night for all users, which I suspect was related to this. It is not often that Firefox issues a patch with the level of urgency that one held. Glad I installed it right away!
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 12:34:56 PM »

On Macs, go to Preferences->Security->uncheck "enable Java".
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 06:28:12 PM »

Here's a late afternoon news report by the Associated Press

Oracle says Java flaw will be fixed 'shortly'
By The Associated Press, January 12, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Oracle Corp. says it will soon fix a flaw in its Java software that caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

In a statement Saturday, the company said it was "aware of a flaw in Java software integrated with web browsers."

The glitch is only in the JDK7 version of the software, and it "does not affect Java applications directly installed and running on servers, desktops, laptops and other devices," the company said.

"A fix will be available shortly," the company added


http://www.chron.com/business/article/Oracle-says-Java-flaw-will-be-fixed-shortly-4189411.php?World_Business_News=

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 07:01:14 PM »

http://java.com/en/download/inc/windows_upgrade_xpi.jsp?locale=en

To download the patch.
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