[at-l] OT java scare

RockDancer rockdancer97 at comcast.net
Tue Jan 15 08:40:36 CST 2013

(Feel free to respond to me privately.)


The java scare was mentioned again this morning on NPR. Some of you on the
list are quite expert about computer things so I wanted to check with you:


1. This only affects users with Java 7.0?


2. Any idea how an infection will show itself? I have a pretty hygienic
computer system but I'm now plagued by at least 5 emails a day that
penetrate and are captured by Microsoft Outlook. It's been going on for
about 6 weeks. The sudden onset concerns me and I may have to take steps.
Anyone know if the timing is right for this java problem to be the root


3. I know that infections can be used to do more than steer crap email to
our machines. They might make my machine act as an unseen host of attacks
onto others & other malicious stuff. No one in the news has reported about
how to correct for the consequences of the java problem.


Thanks - Arthur


Arthur D. Gaudet

RockDancer on the Appalachian Trail

Rockdancer97 at comcast.net



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