“Game of Thrones” Season 5 was not canceled, but a fake message being spread via Facebook is saying otherwise.
The post, which is from googonline . com (don’t go there), says that the fantasy drama was canceled after Season 4, which is completely false.
“In this case, however, clicking on the link will take you to a webpage that attempts to convince you that your computer’s copy of the Java plugin is out-of-date, and that you should install a new one,” says Graham Cluley, a security blogger who worked with Sophos. “Even if Java Version 7 Update 25 was the latest version of Java (which it isn’t – at the time of writing, Java Version 7 is at Update 60, and Java version 8 is at Update 5), you should always be wary of downloading updates from anything other than the official website,” he says.
He said the download is likely malicious and is “designed to infect your computer.”
“In Java’s case, remember you can always get the latest update from the Oracle website,” he adds. “Although, on reflection, in Java’s case you might be wiser to simply never install Java at all. Many computer users simply do not require it, at the very least most do not need it enabled in their browser. If you do have Java enabled, you are increasing the chances of hackers being able to exploit one of the commonly-found security holes in the software, and silently infect your computer.”
“Game of Thrones” was renewed for both Season 5 and Season 6, according to reports a few weeks ago.
The fantasy drama is also the most popular show in the history of HBO, surpassing “The Sopranos” in 2002. The show is averaging 18.4 million viewers and in contrast, “The Sopranos” averaged 18.2 million average viewers in 2002.
Regarding being renewed for two more seasons, Deadline says that “this is the first multi-season pickup for Game Of Thrones, which is now assured to run for least six seasons. How far can the hit go seems to be in the hands of the novels’ writer George R.R. Martin, who is still writing Book 6 in the seven-book series. There is breathing room — the current Season 4 chronicles events that take place toward the end of the third book.”