Okay, this has been long coming. With all the recent news in the media about the ‘Day Zero exploits’ in java have driven tons of people away. As a java developer, I’d like to clear up some of the hype and rumor surrounding these, and help people understand what’s really going on.
1. The Day-Zero exploits are applet java only – all desktop versions are completely safe and as long as the software isn’t an applet in a web browser it won’t be vulnerable to them. (yes, your precious minecraft won’t ruin your computer.)
2. Issues like this are nothing new, the media is just making news about them now. Honestly, I would recommend not using applets online, since they can often be harmful. Google chrome and Firefox both have the user manually accept the applet, while IE does absolutely nothing. Again with microsoft’s browser being a vector for awful malware… Anyway, Apple’s Safari just flat-out disables java applets. I would personally recommend using chrome or firefox, whichever you prefer. (I won’t be getting into this argument, that’s neither here nor there) this way, you can be much more at ease than before.
Anyway, that’s all for now… Hopefully i’ll have some actual news on my game soon.