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Re: Can a Virus Infect the BIOS?

On Thu, 15 Jun 2006 11:55:45 -0400, "David W. Hodgins"

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David Lipman mentioned this recently too, yet when I run the java
updater manually it tells me I have the latest version for the
platform (xp home)

Version 1.5.0 (build 1.5.0_06-b05)


Jim.


Re: Can a Virus Infect the BIOS?


| On Thu, 15 Jun 2006 11:55:45 -0400, "David W. Hodgins"
|
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| David Lipman mentioned this recently too, yet when I run the java
| updater manually it tells me I have the latest version for the
| platform (xp home)
|
| Version 1.5.0 (build 1.5.0_06-b05)
|
| Jim.

"Java Runtime Environment Version 5.0 Update 7"
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

I don't suggest enabling Sun Java to auto-download new versions.  For one the
new version is
installed but the old version has been left intact.  The problem with the is
that some
Trojans such as the Vundo have the ability to searct the folder;  C:\Program
Files\Java
for vulnerable versions by traversing the sub-folders.

I can't tell you how many Dell computers I have come across that have been
infected with the
Vundo Trojan/Virtumonde Adware.  Dell is shipping new PCs with a vulnerable
version of Java.
When the owner connects the PC to the Internet, it updates to the latest version
but....
surf the wrong web page an a exploit will soon have the person infected.


--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: Can a Virus Infect the BIOS?

If anyone is still reading this thread....
I've been reading some of the posts about which Java version is
installed.

While trying to determine my version, I ran into this from the website
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/README.html
Version 1.5.0 or 5.0?
Both version numbers "1.5.0" and "5.0" are used to identify this
release of the Java 2 Platform Standard Edition. Version "5.0" is the
product version, while "1.5.0" is the developer version. The number
"5.0" is used to better reflect the level of maturity, stability,
scalability and security of the J2SE.
The number "5.0" was arrived at by dropping the leading "1." from
"1.5.0". Where you might have expected to see 1.5.0, it is now 5.0
(and where it was 1.5, it is now 5).

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Now I'm confused.

This is probably a very stupid question....
but where do I find my java version?

Thanks

Nancy
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Re: Can a Virus Infect the BIOS?

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Start -> settings -> control panel -> java -> general -> about


Jim.


Re: Can a Virus Infect the BIOS?


| If anyone is still reading this thread....
| I've been reading some of the posts about which Java version is
| installed.
|
| While trying to determine my version, I ran into this from the website
| http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/README.html
| Version 1.5.0 or 5.0?
| Both version numbers "1.5.0" and "5.0" are used to identify this
| release of the Java 2 Platform Standard Edition. Version "5.0" is the
| product version, while "1.5.0" is the developer version. The number
| "5.0" is used to better reflect the level of maturity, stability,
| scalability and security of the J2SE.
| The number "5.0" was arrived at by dropping the leading "1." from
| "1.5.0". Where you might have expected to see 1.5.0, it is now 5.0
| (and where it was 1.5, it is now 5).
|
| ---------------------------------
|
| Now I'm confused.
|
| This is probably a very stupid question....
| but where do I find my java version?
|
| Thanks
|
| Nancy

You are describing v5.0 Update 0.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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