Java security breach
WASHINGTON AP - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks.
The recommendation came in an advisory issued late Thursday, following up on concerns raised by computer security experts.
Experts believe hackers have found a flaw in Java's coding that creates an opening for criminal activity and other high-tech mischief.
Java is a widely used technical language that allows computer programmers to write a wide variety of Internet applications and other software programs that can run on just about any computer's operating system.
Oracle Corp. bought Java as part of a $7.3 billion acquisition of the software's creator, Sun Microsystems, in 2010.
Oracle, which is based in Redwood Shores, Calif., had no immediate comment late Friday.
I remember the good old days when geeks didn't fuck with other people just because they could. a decent portion of the guys writing malicious programs work for security firms and software company's that develop the stuff. it's all about job security today.
for the life of me I don't understand why company's connect private networks with sensitive information to the Internet, it's so fucking stupid.
They do it because they are lazy. It's too much work to build separate systems and have them work side-by-side but not connected.
Originally Posted by LAM