Critical Java Update 7u7 Available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Security, Software

Critical Java Update 7u7 Available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

Over the weekend a new 0-day exploit was discovered that affects anyone running the Java Runtime Environment. This is being used by Black Hat hackers to install Malware on Windows and Mac computers. Mac computers are not immune to getting Viruses, see this article: OSX/Tsunami Variant Found Dropped by Java 0-Day.

A new version of Java software was released yesterday. Java users who run Windows can use the Java Automatic Update feature to get the latest, patched version, which is officially dubbed Java SE 7 Update 7. Users on other platforms can visit the official Java website to download and install it. This release contains fixes for security vulnerabilities, it is advised that you update as soon as possible. Here is a help page: How to update Java Software

Java is free software that helps you view and interact with web content. Many sites require it. Make sure you keep it updated to the latest version. Also make sure to remove older versions of Java.

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