Security issue requires disabling of Java in Internet browsers

All Internet users are asked to disable the Java plug-in in their web browsers after a critical security vulnerability was discovered Thursday. The flaw affects all versions of Oracle’s Java 7 (version 1.7) up to update 10 on all operating systems.

Click on the following links for instructions to disable Java:

Instructions and futher information are available at http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/625617.

Users of the Java JDK should remove Java 1.7 from their systems.

For Mac users:

Java runtime is not installed on Mac OS X 10.7.x and Mac OS X 10.8.x by default. If you have installed Java 7 on your computer and wish to remove it, please delete the file /Macintosh HD/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.7.0.jdk.

For more complete instructions on how to remove Java see this document on Oracle’s site (http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/webnotes/install/mac/mac-jdk.html) and see the bottom section entitled “Uninstalling the JDK.”

Posted on January 10, 2013

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