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Security issue requires disabling of Java in Internet browsers

Posted by tmayer on Jan 10th, 2013 and filed under Top stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

All Internet users are asked to disable the Java plug-in in their web browsers after a critical security vulnerability was discovered Thursday. The flaw affects all versions of Oracle’s Java 7 (version 1.7) up to update 10 on all operating systems.

Click on the following links for instructions to disable Java:

Instructions and futher information are available at

Users of the Java JDK should remove Java 1.7 from their systems.

For Mac users:

Java runtime is not installed on Mac OS X 10.7.x and Mac OS X 10.8.x by default. If you have installed Java 7 on your computer and wish to remove it, please delete the file /Macintosh HD/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.7.0.jdk.

For more complete instructions on how to remove Java see this document on Oracle’s site ( and see the bottom section entitled “Uninstalling the JDK.”

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