Why You Should Get Rid of Java Now

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We want to pass on some advice that F-Secure Labs has been sharing for a while: “Do you need Java in your web browser? Seriously, do you? If not, get rid of it.”

Sean Sullivan, F-Secure’s Security Advisor, explains why:  “The problem isn’t a particular vulnerability; it’s that Java always has the latest, most popular vulnerability to exploit.”

The good news most people do not even use Java anymore. (Some confuse it with Javascript, which is still widely used.) The bad news is online criminals all over the globe are successful infiltrating systems through a program that may not even be necessary.

So if you don’t need it, get rid of it. If you need it later, you can always install it later.

If you don’t want to remove it or need to it to run a specific application, you need to make sure it is always updated.

Cheers,

Jason

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