A serious security vulnerability called “Java Zero-Day Exploit” has been discovered within Web browsers running Java version 7. On 10-Jan-2013, the US Department of homeland security released a statement regarding the exploit, recommending that you disable java in your browsers if it is not needed. Hamline is taking this exploit as a serious security issue and is taking steps to patch the Hamline computers to the safest release possible. Links to Additional Information:http://www.zdnet.com/homeland-security-warns-java-still-poses-risks-after-security-fix-7000009785/http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/625617The Hamline ITS department is encouraging everyone to review your personal computers and devices and take the appropriate steps to secure your equipment.Does the Java bug affect you? Quite possibly! Check your level of Java to see if you need to A) Disable it, B) Upgrade it or C) Do nothing. Step # 1 - Check your level of Java:From each of your personal computers or devices, click on link: http://javatester.org/version.html and give it the okay to run on your computer. If your Java is 1.6.x.xxx or 1.7.0_11xxx you are fine. If it is 7.0.xxx, continue below.
Mar 04 2013: Oracle issues emergency Java update to patch vulnerabilities http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57572496-83/oracle-issues-emergency-java-update-to-patch-vulnerabilities/
On June 1, 2013, Hamline ITS will officially shutdown Groupwise and remove the client from all campus workstations
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