Java defect

Recently, it has been discovered that there is a new error in the Java software.  Java is used in a wide array of devices, and computers, including most popular web browsers.  The issue being reported on claims that that your computer can be infected with viruses and malware without you having to do anything.  Simply navigating to a webpage can leave your system compromised.

Unfortunately, there is no known fix for the current issue and we are advising users to be careful in their internet surfing activities.  If you do not feel like you need to have java installed in your current web browser, you can disable it or uninstall it in a matter of seconds.

If you do observe issues with your computer, please run a scan of your system using a current version of an antivirus program, or engage a qualified profession to help in the troubleshooting of your issues.

For additional information and links on how to disable or uninstall Java please see the public notice posted by the Government of Canada earlier today: