PALO ALTO – Security experts want to eliminate the extremely popular JAVA code because according to them it creates a major security risk regardless of the operating system being used: Windows, Mac or Lunix.The exploit of a leak to infect a computer, which was discovered on Tuesday, is as simple as visiting an infected website and regardless of what type of browser is being used, the JAVA-Applet will infest the computer accessing the site.
According to Errata Security, the JAVA-applet is capable of giving itself more security access to read and execute code once its loaded into a browser.
“This is one of the worst bugs I have ever seen,” says David Maynor of Errata Security. “It works on any platform, Windows, Mac or Lunix.”
Oracle, which owns JAVA, has not yet instructed its programmers to ‘plug’ the leak.
That’s why experts warn for surfers to cancel out JAVA or only surf the net using Firefox NOSCRIPT or a similar program.
NOSCRIPT notifies surfers which sites use JAVA code and gives them the opportunity to surf away before the damage is done.