Minecraft servers are at risk from this vulnerability, but you can fix it

Minecraft servers are at risk from this vulnerability, but you can fix it

Minecraft is meant for kicking back, exploring Lush Caves, and coming up with stunning recreations of your favourite things, but it’s pretty hard to relax knowing your server and gaming PC are at risk from an exploit. Fortunately, developer Mojang is on top of things and has already fixed the bug in its latest 1.18.1 update, but those of you that run an older version will need to follow a couple of steps before you’re completely secure.

The vulnerability is tied to Log4j, an open-source logging tool that has a wide reach being built into many frameworks and third-party applications across the internet. As a result, Minecraft Java Edition is the first known program affected by the exploit, but undoubtedly won’t be the last – Bedrock users, however, are safe.

If the owners of your favourite server haven’t given the all-clear, it might be wise to stay away for the time being. High-profile servers are the main targets, but there are reports that several attackers are scanning the internet for vulnerable servers, so there could very well be a bullseye on your back if you chance it.

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