Your computer is at risk for malicious attack through your browser’s Java plugin!
An article was just released on Tuesday (August 28, 2012) which warns of a new 0-day exploit that affects everyone running the Java Runtime Environment 1.7x. The exploit allows an attacker to upload a malware program on a targeted machine. Once the malware is on your machine, any number of other malicious activities can be initiated.
Windows machines are the current target, but that could quickly change to encompass both Mac and Linux systems. No matter if you are using Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera, or Safari, you are at risk.
In order to protect yourself from this attack, you should disable the Java browser plugin today. Until Oracle releases a patch to fix this issue, enabling the Java plugin will continue to put your computer system at risk to malicious attack.
Full article by Matthew Humphries. Read it here.