I've been reading this thread about Java Security:
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 I can/should do about this that continues to insure my safety/security. I see some discussing the idea that (paraphrasing), if you're using the latest Firefox (18), there are "no worries", or there are other discussions surrounding the use of AppArmor (again, I'm not "there" yet, skillwise). There's a lot of cross-talk from people that have (clearly) a lot of knowledge.
Can anyone throw a few other pointers my way?
Also, I see I have updates for OpenJDK 7u9-2.3.4... (I've seen discussions mentioning how the issues facing Java likely made their way into OpenJDK)... Should I update these then seek further updates?
It's a little frustrating not knowing what to do. ...And, yes, I don't mind if you explain it as though I'm 5.