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More Java Exploits Patched

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Oracle released a critical patch for extremely dangerous Java vulnerabilities last week.

The patch fixes eight vulnerabilities.  Of the eight, seven are remotely exploitable without requiring authentication.  That means a hacker could take advantage of the security hole without needing any kind of login information for your computer.  The update is Update 71 for Java version 8.

Once again, if you don't need Java, which most people don't, you should probably just remove it from your computer.  Vulnerabilities are constantly being discovered and patched, and while many of them aren't actively being used by hackers, why bother putting yourself at risk?

If you do need Java for your everyday computer use, you could disable when not using it or use one Internet browser for normal use and another for your Java requirements.