On 1/10/13 the Department of Homeland Security issued an alert recommending that all Internet users "consider disabling Java in web browsers until adequate updates are available" due to recently discovered security flaws in the software. Although Oracle (publisher of Java) regularly issues security patches (and has patched the flaw(s) announced on 1/10/13), Java remains a favorite target of hackers.
Please choose your operating system below for instructions that will assist you in updating and/or installing Java. The Windows instructions also explain how to remove older versions of Java.
A list of known sites and applications commonly in use at Hamilton that use Java and how to enable/disable Java can be found here.