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Add information on second Java "Security Warning" after updating to Java 7u11 ?

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  1. AliceWyman 5189 posts
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    Updating to Java 7 u11 changes the default security level to High, which results in a second "Security Warning" alert after activating java. Should we add something about this?

    A Windows user posted this screenshot in this support forum thread:

    cor-el posted this reply:


    Oracle also has tightened the security setting in Java.

       http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/7u11-relnotes-1896856.html 
    

    The default security level for Java applets and web start applications has been increased from "Medium" to "High". This affects the conditions under which unsigned (sandboxed) Java web applications can run. Previously, as long as you had the latest secure Java release installed applets and web start applications would continue to run as always. With the "High" setting the user is always warned before any unsigned application is run to prevent silent exploitation.


    Oracle's Java Control Panel documentation has more information:

    Updating to Java 7 u11 changes the default security level to High, which results in a second "Security Warning" alert after activating java. Should we add something about this? A Windows user posted [http://oi48.tinypic.com/de8f8y.jpg this screenshot] in this support forum thread: * https://support.mozilla.org/questions/947893 cor-el posted this reply: ----- Oracle also has tightened the security setting in Java. http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/7u11-relnotes-1896856.html The default security level for Java applets and web start applications has been increased from "Medium" to "High". This affects the conditions under which unsigned (sandboxed) Java web applications can run. Previously, as long as you had the latest secure Java release installed applets and web start applications would continue to run as always. With the "High" setting the user is always warned before any unsigned application is run to prevent silent exploitation. ----- Oracle's Java Control Panel documentation has more information: * http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/technotes/guides/jweb/jcp.html#security
  2. AliceWyman 5189 posts
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    I've added a "Note" about the second Java "Security Warning" to http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#Java_content_requires_click-to-play_activation

    I've added a "Note" about the second Java "Security Warning" to http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#Java_content_requires_click-to-play_activation