Zero Day Vulnerability Found In Java

August 30, 2012 0 By Swapneel Bandiwadekar

The hackers have discovered the zero day vulnerability in latest version of Java (v1.7, update 6) and they are working hard to exploit it. By making use of this vulnerability along with the Java plug-ins installed in your browsers, hackers can run any arbitrary binary code remotely and hack into your system. This may lead to data loss and information theft.  Researchers at ESET have confirmed that the Blackhole exploit kit which is famous amongst hackers now has the ability to make use of this vulnerability. Until Oracle releases the update to fix the vulnerability, the only solution to avoid becoming a victim is to disable Java in your browsers and if not really needed, remove completely from your PC. The ESET has posted the detailed instructions on how to disable the Java plug-ins in various browsers, follow the source link below for instructions.