Oracle who develop and distribute Java, this week announced a major security update to fix 21 vulnerabilities. Yes, that’s right 21! You might wonder whether it’s actually secure at all. Aside of this mega update, Java is important (and using an up-to-date version) and below I will explain why.
Have you ever seen the Java icon in your task tray and wondered what it does and why you should update it? Java is a programming language and is used by lots of applications. If you do not have Java, applications and websites will not work. If you don’t have Java installed on your PC you will need to visit the Java website: http://java.com/en/
Alternatively, to find out whether you have Java installed (and the most up-to-date version) on your PC click this link: http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp?detect=jre&try=1
Learn more: http://java.com/en/download/faq/whatis_java.xml
Safe surfing folks!