Java Vulnerabilities

Java has been in the technology news recently after vulnerabilities were found in the latest release. Vulnerabilities in software leave computers open to attack, so it is important that the software on your computer is up to date.

But what is Java and why do you need it?

Java allows programs written in the java programming language to run on your computer. It works on multiple operating systems, such as Windows, Mac OS or Linux and means that the programmers only have to write a program once and not worry about whether the user has a PC or a Mac computer, or be concerned with which browser is being used.

Java runs on more than 850 million personal computers worldwide, and on billions of devices worldwide, including mobile and TV devices.

Is your version up to date?

The easiest way to check is to go to and click on the verify java version button. Follow the prompts and install the latest version if needed. Clear the checkbox if you do not want the Ask Toolbar installed during installation.


A computer health check with us at Sig-ma is £50.00, we will give your computer a thorough clean and make sure it is running at its best, this includes removing unnecessary files and programmes, installing important updates and software patches.

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