Java SE 7u10: Enhanced Security Features and Support for New Platforms
By Tori Wieldt on Dec 17, 2012
On December 11, 2012 Oracle released Java SE 7 Update 10 (Java SE 7u10). This release includes enhanced security features and support for new platforms.
Enhanced Security Features
The JDK 7u10 release includes the following security enhancements:
- The ability to disable any Java application from running in the browser. This mode can be set in the Java Control Panel or (on Microsoft Windows platform only) using a command-line install argument.
- 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. Four levels of security are supported. This feature can be set in the Java Control Panel or (on Microsoft Windows platform only) using a command-line install argument.
- New dialogs to warn you when the JRE is insecure (either expired or below the security baseline) and needs to be updated.
Java SE 7 Update 10 (Java SE 7u10) supports Windows 8 Desktop Mode1 with IE 10, and Mac OS 10.8. For more information, refer to the Oracle Certified System Configurations page.
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