Java is making headlines again. Oracle is apparently yet to patch a major security vulnerability in the latest build. And an exploit is available online and is being used to target users.
Mozilla has taken precautionary measures to prevent malware attacks on the users of their Firefox web browser.
Mozilla said in an advisory:
There is no patch currently available for this issue from Oracle. To protect Firefox users we have enabled Click To Play for recent versions of Java on all platforms (Java 7u9, 7u10, 6u37, 6u38). Firefox users with older versions of Java are already protected by existing plugin blocking or Click To Play defenses.
It is advised that if you do not have any specific use of Java inside your web browser, disable it or remove it completely!