Java 7 update 11 available, addressing the latest major security flaw

So, Oracle released Java 7 update 11 today, addressing the latest major security flaw with Java applets. Guess we are safe now for about a week. Of course I strongly recommend installing the new release as quickly as possible. But keep Java disabled in your browser! In case you do need a Java applet I’ll recommend to only activate Java on demand. Java in the browser (I’m talking about Java applets only) is outdated technology, and it is totally unsafe. And it will remain unsafe, no matter how many security patches will be provided by Oracle. The next security flaw is just around the corner. It is time to get rid of Java browser support; focus on server side Java, Java desktop applications as well as the mobile world. Java rocks, but it definitively sucks as a safe browser extension.

Published by Dominik

Java architect, developer, author, trainer, speaker, JCrypTool project lead and secure programming enthusiast.