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Sun Jan 13, 2013, 07:13 PM

Oracle patches Java 7 security flaw with Update 11

Source: Computerworld

Oracle has released Java 7 Update 11 to address the latest Java security flaw. Java 6 was not updated as the bug that has gotten all the attention the last few days was limited to Java version 7.

Java 7 is available on Windows, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion and some Linux distributions. OS X Snow Leopard is limited to Java version 6.

Everyone with Java 7 installed on their computer should upgrade to to the latest edition, Update 11. It can be downloaded at java.com/en/download/manual.jsp.

Java 7 Update 10 introduced a new feature that can totally disable Java in all browsers. This should protect anyone running Update 10 from the latest flaw, but nonetheless, installing Update 11 is the safer way to go.


Read more: http://blogs.computerworld.com/cybercrime-and-hacking/21627/oracle-patches-java-7-security-flaw-update-11



Alas, a fix!!!

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CountAllVotes Jan 2013 OP
alp227 Jan 2013 #1
CountAllVotes Jan 2013 #2
PSPS Jan 2013 #3
CountAllVotes Jan 2013 #4
kathysart_decoration Jan 2013 #6
onehandle Jan 2013 #5

Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 07:16 PM

1. thanks for posting, will download now.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 07:36 PM

2. My ThinkPad is on now

and it has alerted me that a download is now available!



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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 07:40 PM

3. And don't forget to UNcheck the option they preselect for you that installs the crapware.

It's usually McAfee, Ask toolbar or other such crap. (Adobe does the same thing.)

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Response to PSPS (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:58 PM

4. You are right!

Thanks for mentioning this.
I see some sites are sort of down, like eBay.com. The probably have Java disabled on their end as is the case with many other sites.

I hope everyone gets fixed up soon and JUST SAY NO TO MCAFEE!!

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:24 AM

6. re: McAfee

Just a quick question. I am not at all computer sophisticated and remain concerned about security issues on my laptop. I would love to know why you have such a negative opinion about McAfee and what are other options. I am still wrestling with this.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:36 PM

5. Nope. No Flash. Now no Java. All invasionware. nt

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