Security experts advise users to not run Java in their web browsers despite a patch from Oracle that mitigates a widely exploited security vulnerability.I restarted Firefox and found that it automatically disabled the Java plug in. Nice, that. Looked at Chrome and can't for the life of me see where the security configuration settings are. Not so nice, that. I guess I'll have to Google it.
The database giant issued an
emergencyout-of-band patch on Sunday, but despite this the US Department of Homeland Security continues to warn citizens to disable Java plugins.
"Unless it is absolutely necessary to run Java in web browsers, disable it even after updating to [Java 7 update 11]," the US-CERT team said in an update yesterday.
And Microsoft has also come out with an emergency, out-of-cycle patch for Internet Explorer. If you use Internet Explorer, cruise on over there for some chocolaty security goodness. Yum!