Earlier this week, Oracle released its quarterly Critical Patch Update Advisory for October 2018. As usual, there’s a new version of the Java runtime Engine (JRE): Version 8, Update 191 (Java 8u191).
The new version of Java fixes at least twelve security issues affecting earlier versions.
If you use Java, I encourage you to update it as soon as it’s convenient. Java is not the target it once was, but it’s still a good idea to reduce your exposure to Java-based threats by keeping it up to date. The only web browser that officially still supports Java is Internet Explorer. If you use Internet Explorer with Java enabled, you should update Java immediately.
The easiest way to check your Java version and download the latest is to go to the Windows Control Panel, open the Java applet, click the
Update tab, then click the
Update Now button. If you’re already up to date, you’ll see a message to that effect.