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Offline mystery-ak

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Feds issue warning on Java security
« on: January 13, 2013, 08:30:43 AM »

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Re: Feds issue warning on Java security
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 09:55:13 PM »
Java 7.11 was released today.  This should patch the security hole.
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Re: Feds issue warning on Java security
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013, 11:52:20 PM »
Not sure if I believe anything that comes out of the federal government; however, if there's a new update available, I see no harm in installing it now rather than waiting.

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Re: Feds issue warning on Java security
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013, 12:16:29 AM »
Not sure if I believe anything that comes out of the federal government; however, if there's a new update available, I see no harm in installing it now rather than waiting.

The exploit in 7.10 was known for a while and the security companies like Symantec and such tried to warn people, but it didn't get press coverage out of the tech world until the feds said something.
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