Courtesy of msnbc.msn.com
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks.
The recommendation came in an advisory issued late Thursday, January 10th, following up on concerns raised by computer security experts. Experts believe hackers have found a flaw in Java's coding that creates an opening for criminal activity and other high-tech mischief. Java is a widely used technical language that allows computer programmers to write a wide variety of Internet applications and other software programs that can run on just about any computer's operating system. Oracle Corp. bought Java as part of a $7.3 billion acquisition of the software's creator, Sun Microsystems, in 2010. Oracle, which is based in Redwood Shores, Calif., had no immediate comment late Friday.
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So no wonder Elite doesnt work and hasnt been fixed. No wonder no one on the inside is saying anything. Its completely run on Java and Flash. Im wondering if it will ever be fixed at this point. Is it even worth trying? The US Government doesnt think so as stated in this comment in the Chicago Tribune.
"We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem," the Department of Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Readiness Team said in a posting on its website late on Thursday, January 10th.
Administrators of this forum do not want you to read this information. They have deleted my post 4 times in 3 hours, which proves that there are still admins on Elite, they just dont say anything.