It's time, yet again, to patch one of the leakiest tools that you'll find on just about every computer. That's right, Oracle fixed 19 more security flaws for Java.
Many programmers cut their teeth on Java and you'll find programs using it all over the digital world. If you aren't sure if you have Java on your computer, then I've got you covered.
This helpful tip answers your four biggest questions about Java. Check it out to make sure that you have Java on your computer before continuing on.
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KrebsOnSecurity took a look at what Oracle fixed this time:
Oracle’s update brings Java 7 to Update 75 and Java 8 to Update 31, and fixes at least 19 security vulnerabilities in the program. Security vendor Qualys notes that 13 of those flaws are remotely exploitable, with a CVSS score of 10 (the most severe possible score).
The most dangerous of these remotely exploitable security vulnerabilities is the one related to streaming media that I mentioned earlier.
The vulnerability affects Microsoft Silverlight, which you need to stream Netflix movies on your PC. The exploit could let hackers remotely install viruses onto your PC.
Let's fix it, shall we? Click here to find out how to keep Java updated and hacker-free.