Java Software Not Safe US Authorities Warning: Computer users have been instructed to immediately get rid of Oracle Corp’s Java software by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Security experts had also issued a prior caution to the people who utilize this popular software to use the internet.
The US authorities have demanded that Java should be uninstalled temporarily in order to keep internet browsing safe and secure. The statement was issued on Thursday, after the concerns regarding Java were hyped by many software experts.
These experts have revealed that there is a flaw in the Java software that allows cyber criminals and hackers to smoothly execute crimes on the internet. This is extremely unsafe for businesses, government offices and other corporations.
The computers using Java software are susceptible to cyber crimes like identity theft, ad-hoc network integration of infected systems, and many others. Companies can face financial loss as well as a permanent damage to reputation if they continue using the Java software with glitches.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team posted a message on its website on Thursday, stating that they are aware of a practical and feasible solution to this major problem. The people are advised to keep Java uninstalled in their web browsers until it is fixed.
The statement added that in the future, even more vulnerabilities in the Java software have been predicted, and they will all be detected and removed for good.
The company Oracle refused to comment on the warning issued by the US authorities.
Java is a computer programming language that is implemented to write new softwares and programs that can be run on all kinds on PCs. Java runs on operating systems like Microsoft Windows, Mac, Apple OS, and Linux.
Programs written in Java can be accessed by users around the world by using a plug-in or module that is embedded in the web browsers.