If you haven’t installed Oracle’s most recent Java patch, you should do so now!
Nefarious folks are hacking those that have not patched their systems.
You can find the latest Java here for Mac OSX, Windows or Linux.
I know many folks have taken to removing or disabling Java all together over security concerns. While that may be a solution to some, it is not for all of us. Especially those of us in IT that rely on application/tools that require Java.
There are also a whole lot of interactive and multimedia Internet applications that also require Java.
So IF you have Java installed on your PC – be it Mac, Linux or Window, PLEASE update your system.
One thing I’d like to warn you about while doing this update.
WHILE GOING THROUGH THE INSTALL PROCESS – DO NOT INSTALL ANY TOOLBARS (LIKE ‘ASK TOOLBAR’ ETC.) OR ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE (FREE VIRUS SCANS, BROWSERS ETC.)!!
This whole SCAM of installing crapware, and worse, while simply trying to update plug-ins is getting WAY out of hand. I wish there were some way to stop it but it seems impossible. Seems virtually every plugin-addon tries to install more stuff than you need and should want. Very frustrating.
But if you’re diligent and careful you can keep yourself from being essentially tricked into installing crapware.
So be safe out there folks.