Some of you may be aware that the U.S. Government warned computer users to disable Java last week due to an exploit found in the Java installed that is used on websites and other applications on computers. Oracle, Java’s developer, responded over the weekend with a reported fix to this vulnerability found in Java and has published an update patch. Oracle posted a fix on their website at http://www.java.com/en/ which is reported to have removed the vulnerabilities reported last week. Oracle (I upgraded all my company and personal computers) recommends that if you have Java installed on your computer that you install the update, if you have not already done so. The Java installation on your computer may inform you that there is an update so if it does and the update is for Version 7 Update 11 then you should install it. However, I do see how a hacker could use this issue as an opportunity to exploit the fix and have you install a false update so I recommend that if you use Java that you visit Oracle’s site noted above and download the update to be on the safe side.
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