Java apps can now be prevented from running in the browser
Posted on 18 December 2012.
Oracle has released the newest version of its Java SE Development Kit (JDK 7u10), and apart from patching a few bugs, it has also introduced a couple of welcome changes that should make the hundreds of millions Java installations worldwide a little less dangerous for the users.


According to the update's release notes, the new security feature enhancements added by Oracle are as follows:
  • The ability to disable any Java application from running in the browser
  • The ability to select the desired level of security for unsigned applets, Java Web Start applications, and embedded JavaFX applications that run in a browser, and
  • New dialogs to warn users when the JRE is insecure (expired or below the security baseline) and needs to be updated.





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