posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 10:57 AM
Hello GEE users.
I wanted to pass along this info. There is currently a huge vulnerability in JAVA software. Here are links to 2 ATS threads concerning the problem:
GEE requires Java, and if you are like me, and run GEE for days on end, this could
open your computer up to attack. The website
and the Department of Homeland
advises you to disable or uninstall all Java software
immediately, until a fix is developed.
If you are running Java Version 7, Update 10 it is possible to disable it across all browsers from the Java Control Panel. All other versions should
This Java page
gives instructions to disable Ver 7, Update 10.
ETA: Your firewall and Anit-Virus software can't protect you if you have given your permission to your browsers or other programs to run Java.
Mobile devices can also be vulnerable...check out what they are running.
edit on 1/12/2013 by Olivine because: more info