The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seriously urging those of you using Java software to disable it! Homeland security says there is vulnerability in the Oracle’s programming platform. Apple has already disabled Java for Mac users to avoid any issues. In the statement released by the department, “Java 7 Update 10 and earlier contain an unspecified vulnerability that can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.” The vulnerability could make it easier for hackers to commit identity thefts as well as set up computers for cyber attacks. Read more below.

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The Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team said, “We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.” If you don’t know how to turn off the software on your PC click here to find out how. Mac users running on Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard or Leopard are safe from the attacks but all others should take the proper precautions. The LATimes is reporting that Oracle has yet to release a statement.