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Recommended Java Update Available

Date posted: 1/15/2013


Blackboard users are recommended to update their computer to the latest version of Java software (Java 7 Update 11) that fixes a critical flaw in earlier versions of Java software that could be exploited by computer hackers. The update is available on Oracle's Web site at http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp or can be downloaded from within Java via the Java Control Panel.

Existing Java users should be able to update by visiting the Windows Control Panel and clicking the Java icon, or by searching for "Java" and clicking the "Update Now" button from the Update tab.  For Java users on Mac OS X, update by visiting System Preferences, then clicking "Java".

For more information or assistance, contact the ITS Helpdesk at 815-753-8100 or helpdesk@niu.edu.