We aren’t a blog that follows security news closely but we’ve too. We’ve also PCs to protect from malware and specially Java Rhino exploit that circulating around. If you’re running Java on your PC its final wake up call for you! either make sure your Java is up-to-date to ditch it later one is being recommended by security researchers.
Java and Flash player have vulnerabilities that attackers always love to exploit.
“Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 7 and 6 Update 27 and earlier allows remote untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to Scripting.” CVE-2011-3544 vulnerability summary reads.
What is recommended is check version of Java you’re using update it if required, not using Java? fine don’t use it for now and recommend it to your friends also. You can leave Java on your PC but do uninstall or disable Java plugins for browsers installed to visit websites that powered by Java like banking sites.
You can always download latest Java from Java website. This vulnerability effected all three Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.