Career Expert Predicts Three Trends for 2013

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Are you looking to change employers or garner new clients in 2013?

Career and workplace expert and LinkedIn spokesperson Lindsey Pollak can help.

Pollack is predicting three career trends this year that could help make the difference in landing a new position.

Trend No. 1: LinkedIn profiles will replace resumes

Although employers will still ask for resumes, they will take a backseat to LinkedIn profiles, Pollack says.

I believe 2013 is the year that many employers will rely more on LinkedIn than traditional resumes to make their hiring decisions,” she says.

“The reasons why are numerous: a LinkedIn profile provides so much more information and richer context for one’s career path, skills and experience; a resume limits you to one or two pages while a LinkedIn profile is unlimited; and your LinkedIn profile is public, so employers consider it to be more trustworthy (i.e., very few people lie on their LinkedIn profiles because their connections would quickly call out any untruths or exaggerations).”

Although your LinkedIn profile needs to mirror your resume to a degree — factual information needs to match exactly — your profile is your best chance to wow prospective employers or clients.

Pollack says a “compelling keyword-rich headline” is essential to grab attention while a professional photograph helps personalize your profile. Your profile should detail all of your experience, accomplishments and measurable results and include recommendations from colleagues.

“Once you feel your profile is the best it can be, tap a few trusted friends or family members to review it with a critical eye,” Pollack recommends. “Specifically, ask them two questions: Is it clear from my profile what kind of job opportunities would be a good fit? and Is it clear what makes me unique and valuable?

“If your friends can’t answer these questions, or their answers are not what you’re hoping for, then go back to the drawing board.”

Also, ensure you visit your profile regularly — keep it updated and share interesting articles or commentary on relevant topics. These shares, which will appear at the top of your profile in the ‘activity’ section, keep your profile “looking active and compelling.”

Trend No. 2: Employers seek more specialized skills

Companies are limiting hires to essential personnel, meaningthroughout 2013, they will seek job candidates with the exact skill sets they need — specialists.

“Visit LinkedIn’s Jobs section frequently to scour job postings in your field to identify what skills are most frequently mentioned in the job listings that appeal to you,” Pollack says. “You can also look at the “Insights” tab of potential employers’ LinkedIn Company pages to see the top five most popular skills mentioned by that organization’s employees.”

When you discover in-demand skills you possess, add them to your own profile under the skills and expertise section of your profile and to the summary and experience sections as well.

The best way to be discovered by a prospective employer is to ensure the exact keywords he or she is searching for appear prominently in your profile.

Trend No. 3: Generation Y steps up

When building your LinkedIn network, reach out to people of all generations, including the younger generation — meaning Generation Y whose older members are now a part of the workforce and have important business connections of their own.

Join and become active in your college or university’s LinkedIn alumni group. If your network is lacking in Gen Y contacts, use LinkedIn’s alumni tool to search for more recent graduates of your alma mater by location, employer and/or job function.

“For instance, if you’d like to connect with recent grads in London who work in health care, you can search by graduation years of 2000 to 2012, then click on the London, United Kingdom bar under ‘where they live’ and the ‘health care services’ bar under ‘what they do,’” Pollack says. “You’ll be able to view the profiles of people who fit that exact criteria, and then use an InMail (if you are a job seeker premium account holder) to reach out and introduce yourself.”

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Technology News Briefs — Jan. 21, 2013

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Instagram Still Going Strong, Company Data Reveals

Instagram has revealed statistics about its user base, likely in a bid to counteract reports earlier this month that it had lost four million users due to its terms of service fiasco.

The photo-sharing app claims to have more than 90 million monthly active users. Other stats it released included 40 million photos posted per day, 8,500 ‘likes’ per second and 1,000 comments per second.

The Instagram kerfuffle began last month after it had made some policy changes — set to take effect this month — which users interpreted as giving Instagram the right to sell peoples’ uploaded photos without their permission and without compensation.

Many users threatened to leave service, believing Instagram would soon have the right to grab users pictures and other data to promote itself on its website or in advertising without mention of or compensation to the owner of the images.

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom did some quick backtracking and, in a Dec. 21 blog post said: “Because of the feedback we have heard from you, we are reverting this advertising section to the original version that has been in effect since we launched the service in October 2010.You can see the updated terms here. Going forward, rather than obtain permission from you to introduce possible advertising products we have not yet developed, we are going to take the time to complete our plans, and then come back to our users and explain how we would like for our advertising business to work.

“You also had deep concerns about whether under our new terms, Instagram had any plans to sell your content. I want to be really clear: Instagram has no intention of selling your photos, and we never did. We don’t own your photos – you do.”

Goodbye Passwords, Hello Smartcard-Embedded Jewelry?

Two Google security experts have released a research paper that indicates passwords will soon be a thing of the past.

Instead, Smartphones or even smartcard embedded jewelry will be used to prove identity online, they said in an article to be published in an engineering journal, according to The Telegraph.

“Along with many in the industry, we feel passwords and simple bearer tokens such as cookies are no longer sufficient to keep users safe,” said Google vice-president of security Eric Grosse and engineer Mayank Upadhyay in the article.

“We’d like your Smartphone or smartcard-embedded finger ring to authorize a new computer via a tap on the computer, even in situations in which your phone might be without cellular connectivity.”

The pair is currently testing YubiKey, a small USB stick that employs extremely secure “one-time pad” cryptography to sign in to Google services. They are hoping similar authentication technology will work wirelessly on all of a user’s online accounts.

Apple Seeking iPad Trademark

Apple is seeking to secure trademark for the iPad’s likeness in China.

Apple has submitted two designs to China’s Patent and Trademark Office: one that covers black and white images and one that covers full color, according to Patently Apple.

The submission comes after Apple’s legal battle with Proview, a Chinese company, over the rights to the iPad name trademark. Proview claimed Apple had committed fraud in the process of acquiring the iPad trademark and took the iPhone maker to court.

The companies settled in a deal said to be worth $60 million.

 

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SEO Plus Infographics


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Search engine optimization (SEO) has long relied on quality Web content — written text — to boost the Google rankings of websites. Visual images were never a priority. While most online surfers are more visual- than content-driven, and the right images certainly help with retention rates, these images did nothing to help with SEO.

Infographics have changed the landscape of how SEO works. Infographics are small, engaging, visual lures that vastly appeal to online readers. They can lead a story, or sometimes even be a story themselves. If you depend on an SEO company to take care of your website, there’s a good chance it doesn’t properly incorporate infographics when designing and updating your site.

Beyond the Big Picture

SEO works with infographics when the image provides data (which is really content hidden within an image). A great example is a map detailing percentages, or an image featuring a list of truly low prices. Depending on your business, there are a number of data-rich infographics that can be created. For example, a tax attorney can list exact percentages his average customer has saved in the past year.

You might be thinking these types of infographics are a hybrid of image and content, and you’re right. You get the best of both worlds by drawing in content-weary readers with an image while still having the opportunity to get your SEO words carefully placed. There’s rarely any black and white in the world, and knowing how to work the gray area is a must. Realize the world of possibilities and take advantage of work that’s already been completed.

Where to Get Your Data

It seems like there has been research completed on everything under the sun. You can take advantage of this research and how it relates to your business. Make sure you choose a reputable source and research findings that are truly beneficial to your customer base. However, you probably have other figures at your disposal.
Using your own market research, via focus groups or summarized evaluations, gives you a little more credibility. Some consumers might not care about overall results from a nationwide study, but they’ll care what you have done for other customers. If you have binders of information in storage, it’s time to dust them off for use in your next infographic.

Get Techy

Don’t think infographics are boring, static images. They can be interactive and use the latest advances in Flash. Your audience may be more engaged with an image they can converse with, but be careful when treading into this territory. Ensure your Flash-driven infographic has been tested on every platform and doesn’t have a tendency to slow down usability.

Responsive design isn’t just a trend; it’s a necessity. Your web designer should be checking every aspect of your site works on even the most obscure platform. With new gadgets consistently flooding the market, this can be a tough challenge. However, if you don’t prioritize response design with infographics (and everything else), you’re probably losing customers.

The Seedy Side of Infographics

There are a few tactics that some people are using to abuse infographics and SEO. For example, linking an infographic to an unrelated site is a favorite. You, of course, won’t be doing this, but such practices make some consumers wary. SEO is serious business, and if there’s a way to try to manipulate the system, you can bet it’s happening. Keep this in mind when you consciously incorporate SEO into your infographics. Make sure the infographic matches what it’s linked to, because even an honest mistake can read as spam. Be honest, be responsively interactive and start looking beyond content with SEO.


Michelle is an aspiring writer with a passion for blogging. She enjoys writing about a vast variety of topics and loves that blogging gives her the opportunity to publicly voice her thoughts and share advice with an unlimited audience.

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The Changing Face of Campaign Management

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Few aspects of running a successful business have changed more drastically in the last few years than campaign management. More specifically, the content included in campaign management has shifted from a traditional distribution platform and into the world of mobile marketing.

Content marketing has always been a process filled with trial and error. That is truer today than ever, especially with new trends that have recently emerged and additional strategies on the horizon for 2013. Those people who can identify these trends and learn from them have a great opportunity to position themselves for success. Those who cannot identify the trends and fail to learn from their mistakes are doomed to be left behind.

The changing landscape

In the past, campaign management was much more broadly focused than it has become. The goal was to get your brand in front of as many people as possible. With the landscape transitioning toward not just a mobile environment but a social one, these methods are no longer able to guarantee the same type of success. The message itself — that your brand or product is the solution to a customer’s problem or needs — has not necessarily changed. The delivery method, on the other hand, has changed drastically.

Campaign management has focused on a variety of different areas. Promotion through social networks like Facebook and Twitter allows users to share information about a product more easily than they’ve been able to in the past. Likewise, targeted e-mails designed for mobile devices allows those customers to carry your message with them wherever they go.

One of the key components to successful campaign management in a mobile environment is the identification of unique buyer personas. Accurate customer analysis can help you more easily identify why a specific type of person is more likely to be interested in your brand over that of a competitor’s and vice versa. It can help you identify why your brand is most likely to be important to a particular segment of the population and how your product can help make their lives better.

New trends for a New Year

The continued use of social media marks one of the biggest continuing trends throughout the campaign management landscape. Ten years ago, it was common for every brand, product or service to have its own website. Now, many brands focus primarily on Facebook pages and dedicated Twitter profiles to spread their message. Companies will continue to focus on building loyalty-based relationship with customers. As in all relationships, however, those companies must realize a relationship is a two-way street. The customer needs to have the ability to opt out of any aspect of a relationship they don’t like, enjoy or actively agree with, including campaign delivery methods like e-mails and SMS text messages.

The face of campaign management has always evolved naturally over time, but it has never evolved as quickly or as drastically as it has in the past few years. To succeed in the ever-changing landscape, you and your company need to identify not only where the industry is, but where it is going. Failure to do so will result in your brand being left behind as customers flock to those who are more accurately able to meet their needs and desires in a new, mobile world.


Joseph Baker has worked in the business world for more than 10 years, specifically in management. He has led development and management teams, and implemented budget reductions both professionally and as an independent contractor. He is also an avid blogger and inbound marketer, with published topics ranging from social media trends to search media metrics and algorithmic trends.

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SEO Ultimate WordPress Plugin Surpasses 1 Million Downloads

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Today our team rejoiced as SEO Ultimate (the Swiss-army-knife of SEO Plugins) surpassed the 1 Million download benchmark from WordPress.org.

SEO Ultimate Reaches 1,000,000 Downloads

As critical milestones go, this represents a crucial turning point for our firm as we move away from the SEO service model into an SEO software business model allowing us to provide access and training to our most coveted WordPress tactics and tools.

The latest addition to the SDS family (scheduled to unveil later this year in mid February) is our SEO Design Framework for WordPress dubbed WP Ultimate.

If SEO Ultimate is the Swiss army knife of SEO, then WP Ultimate is the Adobe Photoshop of WordPress Framework’s boasting a dynamic range of unparalleled design flexibility(able to accomplish stunning visual design feats via multiple mediums) depending on the strategy or tact required.

The plugin (SEO Ultimate) was originally designed as part of an advanced SEO toolset for our own sites and our clients’ websites – and over the years we’ve steadily enhanced its scope to replace the functionality of dozens of other SEO plugins from autolinking, optimizing slugs, removing the category base, integrating social sharing, micro formats, rich-snippets, link masking, mass meta editing capabilities, theming / content siloing and more.

We genuinely hope you’ve enjoyed using SEO Ultimate as much as we’ve enjoyed sharing it and look forward to adding new and exciting features for you to dominate search engines with push-button ease.

If you haven’t already, feel free to watch the comprehensive SEO Ultimate Video tutorial to learn more about each feature in detail.

If are one of the 60% of active users who currently have the two most recent versions of the plugin installed, make sure to either leave a comment, testimonial or log in to WordPress and vote to share your appreciation.

Have a comment? Let us know or pass this along to others so they can enjoy the pure on page power of SEO Ultimate.

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Another Cutts Video on Negative SEO: Deciphering the Subtext

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Heads up, my interweb amigos! Matt Cutts, head of Google’s webspam team, has just released another Webmaster Help video on YouTube. This time, the topic de jour is negative SEO and ways in which webmasters can fight back against the practice.

You may remember the subject rearing its ugly head a few months back. What am I talking about? Many of you likely remember it vividly given the sheer volume of threatening e-mails sent to webmasters before the “disavow links” tool made its belated appearance.

For those of you who dodged that bullet, let me bring you up to speed. Blackhat SEOs would target a site doing well in the SERPs and point links from “bad neighborhoods” to it. Then, the blackhat would contact the webmaster and demand a ransom payment in exchange for removing the offending links.

Sketchy, right? But wait, it gets worse.

In another case, competing webmasters would do a little “Google bowling” by knocking out sites ahead of their own in the SERPs. How? Simple – they’d point dirty links to the site until it dropped into Google oblivion.

And it worked. Really well.

Regardless of the method of attack, negative SEO had definitely become a monster of a problem. Webmasters the Internet over bemoaned the practice, and those who enjoyed even a small amount of search engine success lived in fear that a blackhatter would come along and rip away all their hard work overnight.

Never fear, says Cutts, Google’s got a tool for that.

Negative SEO: A Thing of the Past?

In his video, Cutts first notes that Google designs every one of its new algorithms defensively – that is, they have many different safeguards in place to protect webmasters from bad guys who want to manipulate the changes to hurt them. G constantly tests, he says, for holes or security flaws in the algos that spammers could potentially use to hurt others. Google’s system is not perfect, of course, which is why each and every algorithm has a wave of changes and updates that follow its initial rollout.

Google’s maturing as a company, and it’s becoming much better at what it does. Matt gives the example of the great blog network takedown earlier this year – he says G is becoming more sophisticated at determining link quality and deciding how to rank sites accordingly.

For those times when Google fails to get it right, however, Cutts says to look to the “disavow links” tool to save your site. If you discover that some creep launched a negative SEO attack against your website, don’t fret. Simply log into your Google Webmaster Tools account and use the handy little tool to disavow any links that you deem untrustworthy or don’t recognize. Once you do this, Google will no longer count those links toward your site’s ranking. Translation: you’re officially free from the negative SEO attack.

There is one thing that the spammers will be able to steal from you, however, and that’s your time. If an attack is massive enough, you could potentially lose days cleaning up the mess in your Webmaster Tools account. No sweat, says Cutts – for cases such as these, you can request that Google ignore entire domains. That way, you won’t need to waste even more time disavowing each link individually after an attack.

A Warning to Negative SEOs

Spammers aren’t the only ones who turn to the dark side of search. A few grayhat SEOs have been known to dabble in negative SEO from time to time to manipulate the SERPs. Before the tool, it was a case of low-hanging fruit looking a little too easy to pick. Now, though, Cutts says those considering the dark path need not bother.

For those of you tempted to continue with the practice – don’t. It’s now a waste of time – time that would be better spent building up your own website and succeeding in the SERPs aboveboard. Remember, rankings fluctuate 24/7, and the websites in the top 10 for a term today may not be the same bunch tomorrow. That’s why directing a negative SEO attack at a website is counterproductive. Imagine you do pull it off, only to discover a whole new set of websites you need to attack a week later, after a new algo rolls out.

Instead, focus on creating great content, adding to your site, becoming known as an authority in your niche and networking with your peers. These are the only lasting ways to generate truly organic traffic. Then, once your site is popular, you will begin ranking without even realizing its happening. Search engine traffic will be nothing but gravy on top of a full meal of referral traffic. That’s when you’ll know you’ll never have to worry about negative SEO again.


Nell Terry is a tech news junkie, fledgling Internet marketer and staff writer for SiteProNews, one of the Web’s foremost webmaster and tech news blogs. She thrives on social media, web design, and uncovering the truth about all the newest marketing fads that pop up all over the ‘net. Find out more about Nell by visiting her online portfolio at Content by Nell.

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9 Ways to Rock Twitter

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You can be an awesome tweeter! It won’t happen overnight but, with a little time and patience, anyone can grow an audience and build rewarding relationships with mentors, peers and followers.

I learned a lot by trial and error but you don’t have to do it the hard way. Here are nine of the most useful lessons I learned from my stumbles and from tweeps that rock twitter.

1. Learn the Lingo and Use Proper Twitter Etiquette

If you want to build a following, don’t tweet like a newbie! Take the time to read about Twitter basics and etiquette before you dive in. Here are 3 excellent resources to help you to get started.

support.twitter.com/groups/31-twitter-basics

mashable.com/guidebook/twitter

twittertips.org/

2. Define Your Audience

Your tweets will be lost in a vast ocean of tweets if you try to be all things to all people. If you are trying to drive traffic to your blog, you should target those who will be interested in your blog’s subject matter. If you are selling products and services from a website, you need to focus on those that need them. Choose an audience and focus on their needs and soon they will begin to see you as one of them!

3. Follow People and Companies Interesting to Your Audience

Imagine yourself as one of your followers and try to find information you would find useful and interesting. Follow experts in those subjects. Follow their blogs as well as their tweets. If you want to keep followers, you have to stay interesting and relevant to them.

4. Stay Focused on Your Subject

Staying on subject is critical. It is tempting to chase new audiences and subjects. But, if you want a loyal following, you will need to devote all of the time you can to learning and sharing information that is relevant to them. If you are always wandering around aimlessly, your followers will drop you like third period French!

5. Engage Your Followers

The power of social networking is in the “social.” Retweet your followers’ tweets. Mention them. Thank them for retweeting. Engage them in conversations. You won’t be able to develop deep relationships with all of your followers but, I guarantee that your most loyal followers will be the ones you engage.

6. Tweet Original Content

If you have a blog, keep your content fresh. Tweet about your new posts. Don’t just retweet. Read blogs that would be interesting to your audience. You may not be the author of the blog post but, you can be the original author of a tweet that links to the post. Be yourself, have fun, and add something new to the conversation. You will develop your own unique twitter personality.

7. Use Hashtags

Once you develop your subject you will want to grow your audience. The best way to get your tweets noticed by those who don’t follow you is to use hashtags. Hashtags are keywords that are preceded with the # symbol.

Twitter users often use hashtags to search for tweets about topics they are interested in. By using Twitter’s search feature to search for hashtags, you can find popular subjects that are getting a lot of attention. If you tweet something about one of the subjects, you can add those hashtags and your tweet will be noticed by a much wider audience than just your followers. For example:

“Great article on WordPress security! – wordpress.org/articlename #WordPress #security”

You can also create your own hashtags. Create hashtags to describe special events. If you host webinars you can “brand” them with a hashtag, i.e.: “#TPCwebinar.” If you consistently use that hashtag in tweets about upcoming webinars, your followers will soon associate it with you and will be alerted to your upcoming webinar.

Use hashtags to generate buzz about a topic, service, event or product. Once you understand a little about them, you will begin seeing how they are used in tweets. Just remember: hashtags cannot contain spaces, and they count toward your 140 character tweet limit.

8. Use Lists to Organize

A Twitter list is basically a group of people and their twitter streams. You can organize your twitter users into lists based on anything you want such as topic, city, coworkers, family, etc.

Lists can be public or private. If you make a list public, other users can follow your list. You can also follow other users’ public lists. When you follow a list you don’t have to actually be following everyone on the list. A single list can have users you are following, users who follow you, and users you don’t follow. A list is a separate twitter stream of the list member’s tweets. Its stream is not part of the stream you follow. This is one way to keep from being overwhelmed by too large a stream.

Lists can be used in many ways to organize tweets, users and streams. You can provide a curated list of interesting tweets for your followers. For example: I created a public list you can follow at twitter.com/tcledford/cyberzeitgeist. It is a recommended list of tweeps, tweeting about trends and current topics for the technical Internet, software and computer community.

9. Use Tools to Automate Tasks

Tweetdeck is an app from Twitter that allows you to arrange multiple feeds in customizable columns. A feed can be a filtered search, a list, or a normal twitter stream. It will allow you to monitor and manage unlimited accounts. Two of its most powerful features are notification alerts for new tweets and tweet scheduling. I usually schedule tweets from two different accounts spread out over a couple of days at a time.

Tweetdeck saves a tremendous amount of time. It will even schedule Facebook posts! Be sure and check out the Chrome extensions for Tweetdeck and Tweetdeck launcher too.

Buffer makes your life easier with a smarter way to schedule the great content you find. Fill up your Buffer at one time in the day and Buffer automagically posts them for you through the day. Simply keep that Buffer topped up to have a consistent social media presence all day round, all week long.

Tweepi is an essential part of managing my Twitter account now. The free version allows you to easily flush your “unfollowers,” follow your followers, and identify inactive followers. The premium version has many more tools and features that will help you automate Twitter tasks.

Managing Twitter can seem overwhelming when you are following a lot of tweeps. Using tools to automate tasks and methods to organize users and feeds are essential components to your success as a Twitter pro!


Tom Ledford, Owner – South Side Tech
3849 Wyndsong Trl, Lexington, KY 40514 – 859-577-2403

Blog: The Practical Computer
Twitter: @tcledford

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Java Still Not Safe, Homeland Security States

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Oracle Corp fixed only one security flaw in its Java software, not two as it stated earlier this week, according to application assessment firm Immunity.

On the strength of Immunity’s assessment, U.S. Homeland Security is continuing to recommend users disable the program.

“Unless it is absolutely necessary to run Java in web browsers, disable it as described below, even after updating to 7u11,” reads the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team’s (CERT) website. “This will help mitigate other Java vulnerabilities that may be discovered in the future.”

Oracle Corp released the emergency update Jan. 13 in response to vulnerabilities found in the JDK7 version of the software.

However, Immunity was able to identify “that only one of the two bugs were fixed, making Java still vulnerable to one of the bugs used in the exploit found in the wild,” the company’s blog reads.

“Java is indeed a constant target for attackers, and nobody should be surprised if an attacker just replaces the patched bug with a different one and starts compromising machines again. This is why it is important for Oracle and their user base to start paying special attention to each bug because with an exploitation chain as the one is needed these days, every bug matters.”

According to the CERT, any systems using Oracle Java 7 including Java Platform Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7), Java SE Development Kit (JDK 7), Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE 7), Open JDK 7 and 7u and IcedTea 2.x (IcedTea7 2.x) are at risk. Java applications directly installed and running on servers, desktops, laptops and other devices are not affected.

Hackers discovered a vulnerability in the Java Security Manager which enables them to commit crimes such as identity theft. The issue is, Java Security Manager allows a Java applet to grant itself permission to execute arbitrary code.

“An attacker could use social engineering techniques to entice a user to visit a link to a website hosting a malicious Java applet. An attacker could also compromise a legitimate website and upload a malicious Java applet,” the CERT website reads.

“Any web browser using the Java 7 plug-in is affected. The Java Deployment Toolkit plug-in and Java Web Start can also be used as attack vectors. Reports indicate this vulnerability is being actively exploited, and exploit code is publicly available.”

Java software can run on almost any type of computer, including those that use Microsoft Corp’s Windows, Apple’s OS X and Linux.

Java is accessed through modules, or plug-ins, that run the software on top of browsers such as Internet Explorer or Firefox.

“This and previous Java vulnerabilities have been widely targeted by attackers, and new Java vulnerabilities are likely to be discovered,” the CERT website reads. “To defend against this and future Java vulnerabilities, consider disabling Java in web browsers until adequate updates are available. As with any software, unnecessary features should be disabled or removed as appropriate for your environment.”

 

 

 

 

 

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