Showing posts with label Java. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Java. Show all posts

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

How to disable Java - new vulnerability found


If you are one of the millions of users who has the Java plugin installed on any of your web browsers, then you could be at risk.

A new vulnerability has been discovered in the Java plugin that allows hackers to use malicious code to access information from your PC.

The US government has warned everyone with an official announcement through the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team’s (CERT) site, stating that the bugs in the program were being exploited to commit identity theft and other crimes. You can find the announcement here:

Oracle-Sun, the company who created Java are currently working on resolving the issue, but until then the safest option is to disable the java plugin. They recently released an update to the plugin but the US Department of Homeland Security warned that it does not do enough to protect computers from attacks, so it’s still advised to disable the plugin until further notice.

"Unless it is absolutely necessary to run Java in web browsers, disable it," – CERT

How to disable Java on Windows

To disable Java on a Windows PC, go to the Control Panel. Open the Java icon, click on the Security panel and uncheck the box that says "enable Java content in the browser."

How to disable Java on Mac

To disable Java in Mac OS X, click on the Apple symbol symbol at the top right; select System Preferences. On System Preferences, type in Java and select the highlighted panel. One opened on a new console, click on the Security tab and on the security settings, and unclick the box which says Enable Java content in the browser. Finally, click Apply and you should have disabled Java in OS X.

How to disable Java on your web browser

To disable Java on your web browser, click on settings; then ‘Extensions’ or ‘Plugins’; find the Java plugin and disable it.

How to disable Java

Further information is available from Oracle on its Java website.

About the Author:
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, IT training, , IT certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the IT industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Java Developers most difficult to find and hire

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In a recent study by the IT jobs site, it was found that Java developers are the most difficult IT professionals to find and hire.

The study was designed to find the IT positions most difficult to fill. Among Java developers, it was also found that .NET developers, mobile developers and Software developers were also a difficult find.

So if you’re looking to enter the IT industry, you know which professions to aim for: Java and virtualisation.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Demand for IT staff at all time high

According to a study by e-skills UK, during the next 8 years, IT employment will grow at almost twice the national average.

The ‘Technology Insights’ report shows that almost 130,000 new recruits a year are needed to fill the IT and telecoms sectors in the UK, which is at a record high. The report also found that the most significant growth in the IT industry was in the following areas:
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  • ICT managers
  • Software professionals
  • IT strategy and planning professionals

In addition, it shows that the number of advertised job vacancies have increased from 82,000 per quarter in 2009 to over 115,000 per quarter in 2011.

The most advertised jobs are as follows:
  • Design
  • Development
  • Support roles

The most common technical skills required and looked for are C, C#, Java and SQL.

The CEO for e-skills UK Karen Price stated that “with IT employment set to grow at such a pace, it is vital that we continue to invest in the skills of those working in technology, and create new routes for young people to enter exciting and challenging careers in the industry”.