Update your Windows and Java when prompted

Make sure you update your Windows and Java software as soon as you are prompted to do so by their suppliers Microsoft and Oracle.

For information and advice on updating Windows, click here
For information and advice on updating your software, click here

Microsoft's updates, issued yesterday on the traditional 'Patch Tuesday', include a fix of a problem of the company's own making … where a patch issued earlier this month caused some users' computers to 'blue screen' (go blank).

Oracle's update to its Java software – also issued yesterday – addresses a large proportion of the well-publicised vulnerabilities which have allowed many large organisations' systems to be hacked into of late.

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