Tech-Friendly: Install Java and Flash security updates now

In addition to the operating system and programs installed on your computer, many users have installed the free system add-ons Oracle Java and Adobe Flash. Unfortunately, computer hackers have used flaws in both Java and Flash to attack computers or to capture information without user knowledge.

If you have Java and/or Flash installed, you need to apply their regular security updates. Just last week, more problems were found in Java, and a patch was released days ago.

What is Java? From the Java website: “Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. It is the underlying technology that powers state-of-the-art programs including utilities, games and business applications. Java runs on more than 850 million personal computers worldwide, and on billions of devices worldwide, including mobile and TV devices.”...

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