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Oracle fixes zero-day Java flaw and over 190 other vulnerabilities

Lucian Constantin | July 16, 2015
Go ahead and update Java -- or disable it if you don't remember the last time you actually used it on the Web: Oracle's latest patch, released Tuesday, fixes 25 vulnerabilities in the aging platform, including one that's already being exploited in attacks.

For companies that do need Java support on the Web, defending against zero-day exploits can be a bit more complicated. However, there are options to significantly reduce the likelihood of attacks.

Internet Explorer has a feature that administrators can use to restrict which websites are allowed to load Java content, like only those hosting relevant business applications. And browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have a click-to-play option that can be used to prevent the automatic execution of Web-based Java content.

 

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