Java Update 11 Malware Imposter

Malware Affecting Java 7

There the real and the malware version of Java update 11. If you download it, malicious malware is downloaded and creates a an entry way into your computer where a remote user can take control. The fake update doesn't actually exploit the vulnerabilities but the user is tricked into downloading a different piece of malware. The most recommended fix is to uninstall or disable Java unless you really need to use it. Users can also opt to keep Java on their computer but disable it within the Web browser, which is how the latest vulnerabilities exposed users to attack. If a user browsed to a website with an exploit applet pack, malicious software can be unnoticeable when delivered, making it one of the most dangerous kinds of attacks. The malware can also steer the user to a booby-trapped website where the infections is downloaded. The malware may be able to steal personal data, credit card numbers and online banking credentials. A large number of computers are infected through drive-by-downloads on compromised websites.

As said, the best way to combat it is to disable either Java on the computer or with the browser that needs to use it. This virus impacts any computer using Java 7, whether it is a PC, MAC, Windows or Apple OS. Oracle offers two patch fixes, CVE-2013-0422 and CVE-2012-3174.

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