“Macworld” reports (http://tinyurl.com/a2s7vzj) that the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) recommends that Internet users should consider disabling Java in their browsers because of an exploit that can allow remote attackers to execute code on a vulnerable system.
Security researchers reported this week that cybercriminals were using a zero-day vulnerability in Java to attack computer systems. Attackers were using the vulnerability to stealthily install malware on the computers of users who visit compromised websites, researchers said.
The US-CERT security warning said the agency is “unaware of a practical solution to this problem.” Instead, US-CERT recommended Internet users disable Java in browsers. US-CERT is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, notes “Macworld.”