You might have heard in the news about an issue with Oracle’s Java that has been targeted by hackers over the past couple of days.
These attacks are happening because of a problem with Java that will require an update to fix. Unfortunately, that update isn’t available yet. Until it becomes available, it’s possible there will be new attacks using this approach, so we encourage you to take some action to protect yourself and your family.
The good news: Trend Micro customers know that our teams are always working to protect them, and the latest signatures for our Titanium™ security products provide protection against the attacks that we know of so far that exploit this issue with Java. Please make sure your Titanium security is up-to-date to enable these protections.
If you don’t need it, you might want to think about disabling Java altogether: that would protect you against both these current attacks and any future attacks against Java. We have information on how you can do this here.
Our teams will continue to watch for new attacks using this approach, and will provide updates with any information you will need to know.
Update as of 11:45 AM PST, January 14, 2013
Oracle has released an update to Java which patches the vulnerability targeted by this attack. You can get this update from the official Java website.
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