URGENT Action Required – Java Security Issue
Please read this message thoroughly and distribute to every computer user in your company without delay. The 6 steps required are easy to take, but unfortunately, manual. The entire process from start to finish should take less than 2 minutes.
Over the weekend, the United States Department of Homeland Security issued an urgent advisory regarding a vulnerability in Java, a software technology that runs in the background and is required for many web sites and applications. Many of you may not actually use Java, but if you do any type of online banking, reporting or online meetings such as GoToMeeting, you do use and require Java.
The following steps walk you through installing the latest update. After installing, this update you will be prompted to confirm that you want to allow Java to run whenever you call for it. As a result, you will notice new prompts from time to time and you should only OK them if you are completely confident about the software or web site you are using.
Step 1: Open your Control Panel and then open the Java Control Panel by double clicking on the Java icon.
Step 2: Click the Update tab and then click the Update Now button.
Step 3: You will get a message that an update is available for Java 7 Update 11. Click the Install button to install this.
Step 4: Please clear the checkbox to install the Ask Toolbar as we feel this is a security risk to add another toolbar to your Internet browser.
Step 5: Allow the update to run by closing the Java Control Panel and any other applications that may be listed. Simply click the Close Programs and Continue button to allow the software to install. Please be sure you have saved any work prior to this point:
Step 6: Confirm the update has successfully installed. Close the installer and close your Control Panel.