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scanreg

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Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:00 pm

just read the following on cnet:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-575633 ... ports-say/

from that article:

"The US-CERT group today issued an alert saying that Java 7 Update 10 and earlier versions of the software contain an unspecified vulnerability that can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code. The attack can be induced if someone visits a Web site that's been set up with malicious code to take advantage of the hole."

does this affect the use of Link-Assistant / SEO Powersuite at all?

is there a way to avoid sites that might trigger this exploit?

thanks

LinkAssistant

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Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:55 pm

scanreg wrote:
does this affect the use of Link-Assistant / SEO Powersuite at all?


Let me reassure you that there's no reason to worry about. :)

This unspecified Java vulnerability may affect only some Java applets (a type of Java-based apps that work in your browser). As for SEO PowerSuite tools, all they are desktop-based and there's no any risk in using the tools with Java 7. 10 version.

:)

scanreg

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Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:04 pm

but what if you do a search for link partners and you happen to snag one that has this trigger embedded and you pull it up in the LA browser?

might this cause an issue?

thanks

perseus59

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Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:24 pm

Now is Home Land Security asking us to remove JAVA from our computers


http://www.zdnet.com/homeland-security- ... 000009713/

scanreg

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Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:43 pm

wow

does anyone know if the vulnerability applies to all versions of java, or does it apply only to java 7 ?

thanks

scanreg

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Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:39 pm

just read that you still might be able to have java installed but disable the web stuff:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-575 ... -software/

does this help?

thanks

scanreg

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Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:46 am

update Version 7 Update 11 available

http://www.java.com/en/download/inc/win ... ?locale=en

LinkAssistant

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Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:09 pm

scanreg wrote:
just read that you still might be able to have java installed but disable the web stuff:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-575 ... -software/


Still there's no reason to worry about. :)

As we said, the unspecified vulnerability of the latest Java update may influence only Java applets. The ones that are launched and run in the browser's window.

As for Link-Assistant.Com standalone desktop apps, there's no way they can be influenced by the latest Java update issue. So you are totally safe.

:)

scanreg

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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:48 pm

i've read that even the latest fix is not quite secure:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/ ... a_security

any thoughts on this?

thanks

LinkAssistant

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Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:37 pm

scanreg wrote:
i've read that even the latest fix is not quite secure:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/ ... a_security
any thoughts on this?


And again - we confirm that this Java vulnerability issue doesn't affect our software at all.

The fact that during the last month none of our software users complained about any Java-related problems proves that.

;)

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