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"This is as bad as it gets," said Chris Gatford, a security expert from penetration testing firm Pure Hacking.

"It's a pretty significant weakness, which will have a considerable impact if the exploit codes come to fruition quickly. It could affect a lot of organizations and users," Gatford told ZDNet Australia.

Australia's Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) analyst, Robert Lowe, warned that anyone using the Java Runtime Environment or Java Development Kit is at risk.

"Delivery of exploits in this manner is attractive to attackers because even though the browser may be fully patched, some people neglect to also patch programs invoked by browsers to render specific types of content," said Lowe.

According to Gatford, the bugs threaten pretty much every modern device.

"Java runs on everything: cell phones, PDAs, and PCs. This is the problem when you have a vulnerability in something so modular--it affects so many different devices...
http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/securi...2028389,00.htm
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[totally off topic and random so I deleted it]

But this is a serious issue..
    
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Was posted on Slashdot like a week or two ago.

Sun is working on a patch(shoould be out already).

The main problem is with businesses that don't patch their entier network. For everyone else, just download the latest jvm and you should be ok.


This isn't really the first 'critical' bug in java, theres been others throughout the years.
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Great.
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updating Java now...
post #6 of 14
Woh... i want more info on this bug.
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i wonder how i would patch my cell phone...
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I wonder if the space station uses Java... (Remembering the computer crash that almost forced the space station to evacuate)
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How do we update (where do we get it from)?
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I read this thing revently about goverment useing cell pjhones as a bug to spyh on pepole, and it mamks me wana instal a toggle wsitch on the micorphone.

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