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The Java Issue in Plain English

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After a string of exploited vulnerabilities in the Java browser plug-in, the Department of Homeland Security, along with a number of online security experts, have recommended that users disable or restrict access to Java in their web browsers whenever possible.

These recommendations may lead many users to wonder exactly what the problem with Java is.  This month’s issue of OUCH!, the SANS (Sysadmin, Audit, Network, Security) Institute’s monthly computer security newsletter, is devoted to Java, its potential security issues, and steps to take to protect yourself from attackers who may try to use Java to compromise your system.

You can read the January 2013 issue of OUCH! at the SANS Institute’s Securing the Human page.

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