Java is a tool being used more often than ever before. Whenever you get online with your internet service, you could be exposed to hundreds of images, ads or commercials that use the product. Which is why it’s so important to consider installing the new patch released by Oracle this past Friday. In fact, the company is calling it a Critical Patch Update for the month of February.
The patch, issued for Java SE received emergency update status as early as the 13th of January. Unfortunately, that update didn’t provide protection from all threats. Homeland Security, upon receipt of this news recommended that all users disable Java until an all-encompassing patch was developed. This latest patch wasn’t scheduled for release until later this month, but Oracle figured patch distribution effectiveness would be higher if released earlier.