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Java 1.7 Security Advisory
1/15/2012 – News organizations recently announced a security issue with Oracle’s Java version 7 and some earlier versions. This software flaw poses a serious risk to computers when browsing external web sites. Until Oracle releases a fix, University internet users should exercise extra caution to remain safe online.
If Java is not required for critical job activities, the best solution is to remove the ability of web browsers to use Java. Individuals who require Java, such as Banner INB users, should be vigilant. Please refrain from personal web browsing until Java is removed from your computer or a Java software fix is announced. As Java updates are released, the University will test them, provide more information to the campus, and coordinate an effort to deliver the update to all University computers.
For more information regarding Java applications and the security risks at this time, please check the OIT Information Security web site at http://oit.ua.edu/oit/security/ , or by clicking the “Information Security” link on the main OIT web page.