[ubuntu] What do I need to know about this Java issue everyone's talking about?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I've been reading this thread about Java Security: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...2#post12459242 Honestly, it's a little over my head. (I have been focused on reading the stickies in the Security Threads to learn more about security. Problem is, I'm just not "there" yet, skills- or experience-wise)... I also didn't want to be 'that guy' that interrupts the flow of a good thread with a noob question - which is why I'm posting here. I realize there's a series of exploits in Java. I just don't want to be doubly 'at risk' due to my lack of knowledge. I'm not sure what (Hardware)