This weekend on both the KFOR and the KFAB radio shows Thor told his listeners about a HUGE vulnerability with Java that could literally hand your computer over to a hacker and result in a $200+ repair bill EVEN IF YOU WERE RUNNING NORTON 360.
This evening Oracle, the makers of Java, have released a patch that closes this vulnerability.
This is not joke. This vulnerability was featured on 60 Minutes this evening and prompted a warning form the U.S. Department of Homeland Security requesting that all PC users completely disable Java immediately.
If you take a moment to install this patch, your computer will be safe and you can continue to use Java normally.
There are two ways you can patch your computer to keep it safe. Both methods are listed below.
Please note that this update has now been released to all Secure Updater subscribers and no additional action is required if you currently subscribe to Secure Updater.
HOW TO PATCH JAVA ON YOUR PC:
Get the Patch Automatically:
- Visit www.secureupdater.com
- Download the 14-day FREE trial of Secure Updater
- Install it on your PC (Note a second .Net download may be required)
- Allow it to automatically update the software on your PC
How to Manually Patch Your Java Without Secure Updater
- Visit http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp
- Click on the version of Java (32 or 64 bit) you wish to upgrade
- Download the file
- Locate the file on your PC and run it
- Follow the installation instructions