Critical Security Update Released for Java

Oracle has released an emergency software update for their Java software to patch a critical security vulnerability that is actively being used my malicious web sites to gain full control of affected computers.


Critical Security Update Released for Java

Oracle has released an emergency software update for their Java software to patch a critical security vulnerability that is actively being used my malicious web sites to gain full control of affected computers.  UIS recommend that all users that require Java to access web browser based applications or services download and install the latest version of Java 7, Update 13.

 

Mac Users:

Go to Java’s website, http://www.java.com/en/, and click on the “Free Java Download” link.  Follow the instructions and prompts to download and install Java 7 Update 13*.  You can also use this direct link to the installer on Java’s website: http://javadl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=73851

 

*Java 7 requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) or later and administrator privileges for installation.

 

Windows Users:

Go to Java’s website, http://www.java.com/en/, and click on the “Free Java Download” link.  Follow the instructions and prompts to download and install Java 7 Update 13.  You can also use this direct link to the installer on Java’s website:  http://javadl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=73866

 

It is strongly recommended that Windows users uninstall older versions of Java from their system:  http://www.java.com/en/download/uninstall.jsp

 

Disabling or Uninstalling Java:

Due to ongoing security concerns with Java, it is recommend that users that do not need Java for web browser based applications or services disable Java in their web browser or uninstall it from their computer.

 

http://www.java.com/en/download/help/disable_browser.xml

 

UIS recommends that users that do need to use Java for web browser based applications or services keep Java enabled in one internet browser, but use a secondary web browser with Java disabled for general web use.

 

Please contact the Technology Information Center at 503-352-1500 or by email at help@pacificu.edu if you have any questions regarding this announcement.

 

Reminder: University Information Systems (UIS) will never ask for your account, password or personal information via email. Never reveal your password to anyone. If you are unsure whether a communication from UIS is legitimate, please contact the Technology Information Center.


Posted by Jimmy Short (short@pacificu.edu) on Jan 18, 2013 at 2:02 PM

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