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Critical Java Security Update

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 by | Filed Under: Security Help

Have you heard about the new zero-day security exploit in the popular Java software? Chances are if you have a desktop or laptop computer you have Java installed – either by default or the first time you tried to access a site that required it. Hackers finding exploits in software is nothing new, but what makes this exploit so dangerous is that it’s almost impossible to detect and there has been wide spread publication of how to use the exploit, resulting in many examples of hackers using it on the Internet.

So what do you do to protect yourself? Oracle, the makers of Java, have released a security patch. Your Java software updater should prompt you next time the java updated connects to the Internet that there is an update available. If you have not received this update you can download the latest patched version of Java by going to and clicking Free Download or by selecting your operating system on the manual install page at If you are prompted that you already have the latest version of Java, then you are safe.

I highly recommend downloading and installing the update. If you are using a tablet or phone with Android or iOS there is no need to worry as the exploit does not affect those operating systems at this time.

 P.S. To read Oracle’s official security alert click here.


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6 Responses to “Critical Java Security Update”

  1. Shirley Dowlen says:

    I want to thank you for the information that you provided on the java update.
    I depend on your site so much for secure information.

  2. Vicki says:

    Thanks for all the computer information, not only the Java update but all the other information that helps a person learn about a computer without “playing” which is what I always get told when I ask how to do things. It can be very frustrating. Please remember there are novices out there trying to learn the internet world who don’t speak the language. Thanks again, have a great day.

  3. Carol says:

    See, that’s why I get your newsletters. I have been given many valuable tips over the years, like this one, that have saved my PC.

    Thank you and keep up the fantastic info and great research for wannabe techies like me.

  4. sarabjeet says:

    Thanks for all the information ,it was very helpful i really like that you are providing information on core and advance java ,being enrolled in
    advance and core java i was looking for such information on advance and core java and your information helped me a lot.

  5. Pamela says:

    I am so glad for this information. I clicked to read more on your site about this. I clicked on the Java link and then clicked on do I have Java – I did and it was the latest version. But it also came uo & told me that it detected other versions that could be slowing me down. I followed the directions they gave for an uninstall and removed 2 older versions of Java.
    Thank You

  6. christine says:

    part of java was uninstalled but Java7.0.90 remains. I cannot uninstall it … and Java web site cannot finish the installation says my file is corrupt ??

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