Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Connecticut USA
Re: Java Security Threat
Java is always under attack by those who wish to detect vulnerabilities in the current code and use them to their advantage. In general if you have auto update turned on for your Java installation you will get the security patches as they are released, but in the real world different applications use different versions of Java and are not always backwards compatible so many times update is turned off to retain the working version your applications are dependent upon. Here at work we use another SUN product that uses an ancient version of Java which is also a SUN product so that just goes to show that SUN can't use new versions of Java with its own products.
So use a quality proactive malware tool such as MalwareBytes ($24.00) Malwarebytes.org to be proactive and prevent incursions, but you can use the free version to be reactive active after being attacked. Also use a quality virus protection suite such as the free Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows, or Mccafee or Norton etc. Yes you need both a spyware/scareware/rasonware/malware protection tool and anti virus.
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