|Java security Vulnerability - Updated|
Since January 14th there is fixed version of Java from Oracle available for download. The troubles mentioned below have been taken care of. You can read more about it in HERE.
When updating the Java version you'll get a warning window, as follows:
Click on Run, check Do not show this again for this app and you are back to solving griddlers.
You may have read some warnings or get blocked your Java plugin because of the 0-day exploit. All our applets run on Java, so most probably you were affected. But we have some suggestions to stay safe.
What are the risks of 0-day exploit?
Some websites can deliver and run malicious software on your computer. Therefore Apple and Mozilla decided to automatically block the Java plugin until Oracle releases a fixed version of Java. Also, some security advisors suggested to turn off or uninstall Java completely.
Is it really necessary to kill the Java completely?
In fact - no. The malicious software can come to your computer only from infected websites. Those sites are usually with content that is "not completely legal" or sites in which users can upload any content, including Java applets.
Griddlers.net is a safe site if only because the griddlers_team are solely allowed to upload Java applets. The other content uploaded by users is only data - images and texts - not programs.
How to stay Safe?
If you want to be safe, follow all the security advices and still use griddlers.net - do this:
Turn Java plugin off for all sites
Turn it on only for safe websites, such as griddlers.net
A good advice is to use an antivirus software. For instance, NOD32 from Eset already blocks malware exploiting 0-day security bug. Read more about it in HERE.