A serious security risk has been found that uses the Java plugin of your browser to give hackers access to the computers of unsuspecting web surfers.
Tech news site The Register reports:
A new browser-based exploit for a Java vulnerability that allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on client systems has been spotted in the wild – and because of Oracle’s Java patch schedule, it may be some time before a fix becomes widely available.
What this means is that hackers can exploit this vulnerability by creating a web page that can force your computer to download and run a program without your knowledge – including keyloggers or other types of malware. Continue reading