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Beware there is a new assinine attemtp to get people to update their jave installs.
Basically what the jack ass does is hijack a website and issue fake java updates requests from it.
It looks like Oracle's official update but it is really not.
First Oracle will only issue updates through it's own website never via a refering site.
Second Orcle does not ask you to accept a pushed update before you actually can update.
Third the current version of Java is 7.65...the fake update version is 7.23....never heard of it. but still the current version is newer than the version trying to be pushed.
I have included a screen shot so you can see what to look for.

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Runescape actually does ask you to update java every update~
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View PostKitsuni, on 16 August 2014 - 12:43 PM, said:

Runescape actually does ask you to update java every update~
Doesn't MC do the same thing?

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Gotta watch the updates,  RS will direct you to Oracle D/L site,  Not splash an image of the site.
Also the update at Oracle will select the latest update not an older update.
Also, if you go to the control panel for Java, you can update from there.
My best advice is if you are unsure about the source don't do it.

I've reported this fake to Oracle and they've replied with " We're aware of this fake and are taking steps to bring it down."
Well...that's nice, perhaps they could have let the Java community know.
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