Feds: Java Flaw Leaves Millions of Computers Vulnerable to Hackers

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(KTVI) – Hackers are targeting a program found on most computers, tablets, and electronics. It’s called “Java.”  

The programming language is widely used across Windows and Macs in everything from DVD players, medical machines, parking payment machines and GPS.  Now hackers have attacked Java, putting its one billion users at risk. 

U.S. Homeland Security says Java has a flaw across all versions which leaves computers vulnerable to hackers. Federal officials are advising you to disable it.  An emergency patch has been issued but experts say the fix isn’t good enough.

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