right now with security. Back about a month ago the Dept of Homeland Security issued a warning for what is called Zero Day attack. What is happening is Oracle is fixing security leaks and the hackers are searching for new security holes. The news hit right around version 1.7_10 and now they are up to version 1.7_15 with security updates. I just got a notice to upgrade to 1.7_15 Monday. Java is a programming language that is written for multiple OS's and it requires what is called Java Runtime environment. When you go to certain bad websites they have bad code that finds security holes in JRE and runs some unwanted code that can things you really don't want. Some people advise removing Java completely. I have this problem at work we have a payroll system that is written in java and will not run without java and is dependent on a specific version of java and that came out in 2010. So our security team is trying to come up with a solution.
I have to delete Java totally off my computer and reinstall it almost every day. It works for a while and them starts giving me an error message : Current Java not installed and gives a link to install. Sometimes it just does not open. I always follow the instructions on the Java site and the same problems happen again. I need Java for my gaming site POGO. Does someone know how to stop this problem???