The latest advisory for Oracle Java addresses a total of 20 vulnerabilities 19 of those 20 may be remotely exploitable. Remotely exploitable vulnerabilities are very high information security priorities because they can allow rapid propagation of a malware or computer viruses.
It’s time to add a new acronym
For some time now we’ve all learned that windows/operating system updates are pretty important but there are emerging threat vectors that also need to be addressed. Back in early 2009 a huge ramp up in volume of Adobe PDF and Java updates occurred. Since that time those two have become two very popular sources of computer exploitation. Add that to some recent nasty Flash exploits and you have the makings of a new acronym:
Always update JAFO:
Operating System (Critical Updates Windows, etc)
Extra credit for the techie types, remember when Microsoft had their own Java Virtual Machine?