My partner Ted is correct in we usually try not to scare people by constantly posting warnings.
We have seen a recent uptick in spyware, viruses and bugs and this one seems to be rising above others and looks pretty nasty.
Below is Ted’s suggestions to help keep your machines safe till the patch comes out (estimated) on Tuesday.
“I don’t usually do this because media reports of a vulnerability that could infect you is hyped beyond all reason, but this one might really be a problem.
There is vulnerability in Java that can allow bad guys to infect your system.
It is bad enough that the legitimate computer sites are recommending shutting off java in your browser until it is fixed. Java is predicting a patch will be out Tuesday.
The instructions for turning off Java are located here http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2414191,00.asp
Look under “Disable Java in All Browsers”.
If these instructions are different than what you see in your Java control panel then, ironically, you may need to update your Java in order to turn it off.
To do so, go to http://www.java.com/ and click “Free Java Download” and then “Agree and Start Free Download”.
Internet Explorer will ask if you want to run or save, click Run. Other browsers might need to download it first and then you can run it after it downloads.
Follow the installation instructions, but make sure to UNCHECK “Install the Ask toolbar” during the installation.
Once updated, the instructions at PC Magazine should work.”
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As always, any questions, please contact EKG Networking, Inc.