Critical Java Flaw Leads To 0-day Exploit for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows

Critical Java Flaw

This effects Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows users!

I first read about this yesterday and now multiple tech blogs [1, 2] are reporting a critical flaw in Java which is being exploited actively in the wild.  Security exports are recommending Java be disabled immediately, as the 0-day exploit spreads.  In case you didn’t catch the big alert above – this affects Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

For our consignment store owners out there, the majority of the sites you visit do not use Java.  This means Java can typically be disabled or completely removed and you’ll never notice.  In fact, Firefox has been disabling this plug-in in recent updates, due to continued security issues.  NoScript users are already protected from this sort of content as well, since all active content is blocked by NoScript.

For customers that are on The Computer Peeps’ Monthly Support Plan, we will be handling this issue for you.  For everyone else out there, please make sure your antivirus + anti-malware is up-to-date.  If you have any questions about removing or disabling Java, just let us know!

I am a Software Developer, System Administrator, and consignment software specialist. I currently manage hundreds of consignment workstations, point of sale systems, and database servers all across North America and I am the developer of Peeps' Software, Peeps2Go, and Peeps' Consignor Login for iOS and Android. I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. Peeps' Software launched in 2016 and is now on hundreds of systems all across North America. I have successfully converted dozens of stores from all of the major consignment software systems. After 20 years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale store-owners face. From electrical issues in old buildings or strip malls, to advocating for them when their old consignment software keeps crashing.

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