There has been a rapid increase to exploit vulnerabilities in Java. In the second quarter of 2010, there were an estimated 500,000 exploits, up from virtually zero in 2009. Between Q2 2010 and the middle of Q3, that figure had increased to more than six million; a serious security concern.
Java is a programming and computing platform widely used for stand-alone and web-based applications/applets, including utilities, games, and business applications. Because of its flexibility many software applications and websites require to have Java installed.
This month's ITD Security Tips Newsletter provides tools which will enable you to detect and remove older versions of Java and install the latest version. To learn more about cyber security, visit ITD’s IT Security portal.