Game of Thrones!! Beware of Bogus Java Update

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A message has been spread between Facebook users claiming that the hit TV series “Game of Thrones” has been cancelled.

Knowing just how many people are avid watchers of the fantasy series, it’s hard to imagine that many wouldn’t be tempted to click on a link like this if it appeared in their newsfeed:

Game of Thrones Cancelled! a Hoax Game of Thrones Cancelled! a Hoax

In this case, however, clicking on the link will take you to a webpage that attempts to convince you that your computer’s copy of the Java plugin is out-of-date, and that you should install a new one.

The webpage (very helpfully) offers you a free download of Java Version 7 Update 25.

Java update from a non-java site Java update from a non-java site

However, your alarm bells should be ringing.

Even if Java Version 7 Update 25 was the latest version of Java (which it isn’t – at the time of writing, Java Version 7…

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