Java – Security Alert from Windows Secrets

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In today’s Windows Secrets Newsletter (Comp Version), Woody Leonhard has a security alert “Remove Java from your browsers”.

In this alert he explains:

  • Why everyone should be concerned about Java
  • Removing Java from all browsers or turning Java off in each browser separately

Woody Leonhard is a Windows Secrets senior editor and a senior contributing editor at InfoWorld. His latest book, the comprehensive 1,080-page Windows 8 All-In-One For Dummies, delves into all the Win8 nooks and crannies. His many writings tell it like it is — whether Microsoft likes it or not.

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More Java information from Susan Bradley, can be found in the Known Issues section with the title Java: More than the usual cup of coding coffee, a quick tutorial on Java.

Susan Bradley is a Small Business Server and Security MVP, a title awarded by Microsoft to independent experts who do not work for the company. She’s also a partner in a California CPA firm.

In the Langalist Plus section, Fred Langa discusses:

  • Using an aging security concept to block sites
  • System suddenly slow to boot and loses Wi-Fi
  • Two ways to fix long right-click delays in XP
  • Recommended email junk remover — and saver

The Best Practices section has an article by Lincoln Spector titled When a HomePlug network suddenly stops working, which is self-explanatory.

Lincoln Spector writes about computers, home theater, and film and maintains two blogs: Answer Line at and His articles have appeared in CNET, InfoWorld, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications.

Susan Bradley wraps things up with her weekly Patch Watch column, in which she advises about various patches and updates.

This issue contains:

  • Installing .NET updates on Windows XP
  • .NET updates for Windows Vista
  • .NET updates for Windows 7 and Win7 SP1
  • Small number of .NET updates for Windows 8
  • .NET 4.5 performance and signature updates
  • Optional patches for various nations
  • Update odds and ends for Vista and Win7
  • A few more odds and ends for Windows 8
  • Between a Surface and a hard place
  • Regularly updated problem-patch chart


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