|24 May 2012||#2|
Yes, you really do need these updates Java is very often targeted by malware writers as it's very widely used, they try to find vulnerabilities in Java and they write code to exploit these, which could potentially install malware on your computer.
Millions of Java Exploit Attempts: The Importance of Keeping All Software Up To Date - Microsoft Security Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
Cyber Spies Exploit Java and Flash Flaws | PCWorld Business Center
There are hundreds of these links. Not only is it important that you have the latest version installed, but it's also vital that you remove the other versions. There is a tool called JavaRA that automates the removal process, you can do this by following these instructions:
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