Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Keep your Java Runtime Environment (JRE) updated

Everyone is talkng about patching their Windows, updating their AV(Anti Virus). But not many people really bother whether their Java Runtime Environment(JRE) is patched or up to date.

Many websites uses Java. Searching on the Vulnerabilities for JRE from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD), 23 vulnerabilities were found for the past 3 months. Majority of them are rated Severity High by NVD.

Recently, Java website provides a link to verify whether one's JRE version, is up to date. It will also prompt to download and install the latest version if older version was found. It is very useful and it just ttook less than a minute to check your JRE version.

You can click HERE or goes to the link below to check your JRE now.

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