If you want to maintain the security of your computer, one of the most important things you can do is make sure that your applications and operating systems are updated with the very latest security patches.
New vulnerabilities are discovered all the time, and cybercriminals exploit them in an attempt to infect your computer with malware – which, if they are successful, could mean that they steal your data, your identity, and/or your hard-earned money.
Today, it’s time for Oracle to issue a bumper pack of fixes for its beleagured Java SE platform. According to the company, it incorporates a whopping 40 new security fixes for the product.
All but three of these 40 security holes are particularly nasty “remote code execution” flaws, that could mean that your computer could become infected by malware simply by browsing to a boobytrapped website *without* you realising that any malicious code is being installed.
So if you are still using java make sure you update asap.