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Java Alert – How to Update or Disable Java on your Computer

A recent report by the US Department of Homeland Security “warned users to disable Java software completely, citing a security hole that allows hackers to take control of their machines”. See:

Serious Flaw in Java Software Is Found Then Patched

While Oracle, the maker of Java released a fix for the security issue, many may not have had the chance or are able to update their computers.

To update your (Windows) computer:
• Start –> Control Panel –> Java
• Click on the “Update” tab
• Click on “Update Now” in the lower right of the window and follow the prompts.

To update your (Apple) computer:
• Run “System Updates” from the Apple menu

If you would like to disable Java, have a look at the following article:
The process can be slightly different depending on what version of Java you have and which Internet browser you are using.

How to Disable Java

Alan M Buckwalter
IT Services and Consulting
Jefric Consulting, LLC
Microsoft Small Business Specialist
Microsoft Cloud Essentials Partner

Helping businesses value technology as a strategic asset, rather than simply an ongoing expense!

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