Beware of Java Plug-in Malicious Updates, Downloads, Upgrades or Installations
February 19, 2017
Online users, if you are asked to download, upgrade, or install a Java Update on your computer while browsing the internet, please do not install it from the website that you are browsing. There are malicious websites or advertisements that have been created by cybercriminals to trick online users into downloading and installing malicious computer programs, viruses, spyware and other malware, disguised as a Java Plug-in Update, by falsely claiming that online users current Java plug-in is out of date.
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Online users, if the Java plug-in is not installed on your computers, only download it from the following website: http://java.com/download/. And, if you have downloaded and installed the latest version of Java from the legitimate Java website and you are still being asked to install it, the website that you are on is either malicious or there is a malicious advertisement displaying the fake Java message.
Because most persons are always anxious to watch a video online, they will quickly click on a link and install any software in order to do so. But, doing so is very dangerous because you can download a malicious program, which will spy on you, steal your personal information, credit card information, or online accounts user name and password.
A Sample of the Malicious Java Update Message
Update Java - IMPORTANT!
Your Java version may be outdated. It is strongly recommended to update your Java plugin now. Upgrading to the latest Java version improves the security of your system, as older versions do not include the latest security updates.
The latest Java version contains important enhancements to improve your computer performance Allows you to see web content properly Safe and secure.
Update Version: 8u111 Install
The message above is a deceptive Java update, which has been created by cybercriminals to trick online users into downloading and infecting their computers with viruses, spyware and other malware. This is why online users must only download the Java updates, plug-ins or software only from this website: http://java.com/download/.
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