This week there has been a lot of talk about Java. There was talk at the beginning of version 7 update 10. That it was very vulnerable. So vulnerable and critical was it, that many recommended the complete uninstallation of Java on their computers.
0-day Un zero-day attack (in English zero-day attack or 0-day attack) is an attack against an application or system that aims to execute malicious code thanks to the knowledge of vulnerabilities that, in general, are unknown to people and the manufacturer of the product. This assumes that they have not yet been fixed. This type of exploit it generally circulates among the ranks of potential attackers until it is finally posted on public forums. A zero-day attack is considered one of the most dangerous instruments of a computer warfare1
The vulnerability was quite serious since it allowed the execution and installation of Software on the system without the user knowing, this allowed information to be stolen, and to do practically anything.
In the last days the "genius" of Oracle have released their new version with a supposed patch for the 0-day called Java 7 update 11.
But many claim that the vulnerability still persists. Or rather, it has not been fully patched. According to experts, they say it could take Oracle up to 2 years to fully fix this vulnerability.
From Oracle they offer us to go to the Java control panel and adjust the security level and turn it from medium to high and this will make it more difficult to execute malicious code without our consent. But beware, "It will make it more difficult."
I personally say that Java time is over. Since I read blogs Java has always been shown to be very vulnerable and the truth is I never find out if I have Java installed or not. I mean I don't notice the difference. I personally uninstalled it a long time ago and my life remains the same. Safer of course 😀
I would recommend that if you are desktop users. Common and wild, don't install Java. We have enough with Flash.