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Java changes .. worth being aware of

April 16th 2013 in Uncategorized

ISC has a nice write up:

http://isc.sans.edu/diary/Java+7+Update+21+is+available+-+Watch+for+Behaviour+Changes+/15620

 

Note that the warning screens are not “click thru” (that is, you need to enable a check box before acknowledging the alert). A small, but important, layer of protection.


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