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.
For more information, read Henrik Stahl's blog Oracle JDK 7u10 Released with New Security and the documentation Setting the Level of Security for the Java Client.
New Supported Platforms
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.
Download and Release Notes
For information about the other Java releases last week, read the Java Source blog "Java SE Updates