Keeping users on Internet Explorer up-to-date and secure
By Donald Smith on Aug 11, 2014
On August 6th, Fred Pullen and Jasika Bawa from Microsoft announced, on the Internet Explorer Team Blog, that Internet Explorer will soon block out-of-date ActiveX controls. On August 10th, Microsoft updated their their blog with more technical information, timelines and pointers to more resources for developers and sysadmins.
This Internet Explorer feature will provide Internet Explorer
users with notifications when web pages try to load out-of-date
Active X controls, like Java ActiveX controls provided by a JRE
below the security baseline . Additional documentation and
information and how to configure and manage this new Internet
Explorer feature are provided by Microsoft.
At Oracle, maintaining the security-worthiness of Java is our priority. As in this case with Microsoft, we continue to work together with our partners to keep Java users up-to-date and secure across different browsers and operating systems. Enterprises that need to keep an older JRE around for legacy applications should still use a current JRE installed along the older JRE and leverage the Deployment Rule Set Functionality to limit access to the older JRE to well-known applications.