More Problems Could Loom for Oracle’s Java

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(The Hosting News) – Problems continue to ensue for tech giant Oracle’s Java programming language.

According to a Wednesday blog post via KrebsonSecurity.com, a new Zero-Day exploit for Java has been made available via the black market. But the asking price? $5 thousand a piece.

The seller promised unencrypted source files for the exploit in a post via hacker forums.

KrebsonSecurity, meanwhile, noted two available forms of the exploit were likely already sold, pointing to the removal of the post sometime later.

The emergence of a possible new threat arrives at a bad time for Oracle. The company just finished patching up a previous exploit with Version 7 Update 11. In that instance, it was considered so serious that the U.S. government issued a security advisory.

So what’s the solution for Java-related problems? If you’re that concerned, you can simply disable it. “Yes, there are still sites that require Java, but most users can — and should — get by without it,” suggested KrebsonSecurity.

More Problems Could Loom for Oracle’s Java

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