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Java 1.7.0_40 promises to kill casual use of java ?

ddyer (520106) writes | 1 year,29 days


ddyer (520106) writes "Java 1.7.0_40 introduces a new "red text" warning when running unsigned java applets.
    "Running unsigned applications like this will be blocked in a future release..."
or, for self-signed applets
    "Running applications by UNKNOWN publishers will be blocked in a future release..."

I think I see the point — this will give the powers that be the capability to shut off any malware java applet that is discovered by revoking its certificate.

The unfortunate cost of this is that any casual use of java is going to be killed. It currently costs a minimum of $100/year and a lot of hoop-jumping to maintain a trusted certificate.""

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Java 1.7.0_40 promises to kill casual use of java (1)

weav (158099) | 1 year,29 days | (#44959493)

"Revoking its certificate" implies that the cert is somehow checked against a revoked list before it's run. Does this then preclude all offline or embedded app running?

Re: Java 1.7.0_40 promises to kill casual use of j (1)

ddyer (520106) | 1 year,28 days | (#44961535)

As I understand it, an attempt will be made to check the certificates of applications loaded from the web, and certs that aren't trusted will be blocked. This is all "in a future release". For now, there are only the alarming red warnings.
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