Java SE 8 Released

Java SE 8 is now available for download.What’s new in this version?

Lambda Expressions.
Method references provide easy-to-read lambda expressions for methods that already have a name.
Default methods enable new functionality to be added to the interfaces of libraries and ensure binary compatibility with code written for older versions of those interfaces.
Repeating Annotations
Type Annotations
Improved type inference.
Method parameter reflection.
The JDBC-ODBC Bridge has been removed.
JDBC 4.2 introduces new features.
JDK 8 includes Java DB 10.10.
DK 8 includes Java Mission Control 5.3.
Enhanced text support including bi-directional text and complex text scripts such as Thai and Hindi in controls, and multi-line, multi-style text in text nodes.
Support for Kerberos 5 Protocol Transition and Constrained Delegation.

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Java SE 7 Update 7 Released

Java SE 7 update 7 is now available for download.This release fixes latest Java vulnerability that is being exploited in the wild right now.

This Security Alert addresses security issues CVE-2012-4681 (US-CERT Alert TA12-240A) and two other vulnerabilities affecting Java running in web browsers on desktops.
These vulnerabilities are not applicable to Java running on servers or standalone Java desktop applications and Oracle server-based software.

These vulnerabilities may be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password. To be successfully exploited, an unsuspecting user running an affected release in a browser will need to visit a malicious web page that leverages this vulnerability. Successful exploits can impact the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of the user’s system.

security-in-depth fix in the AWT subcomponent of the Java Runtime Environment.

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Firefox Blocking Older Versions of Java

Mozilla team has added older versions of the Java plugin (for Windows-Version 6 Update 30 and below as well as Version 7 Update 2 and below)to Firefox’s blocklist due to this critical vulnerability and it will be disabled unless a user makes an explicit choice to keep it enabled at the time they are notified of the block being applied.

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JavaRa – removes old JRE

JavaRa is a free software for windows and it removes old and redundant versions of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

Main features:

100% free
It update JRE
Cleans logs and temporary files created by JRE
Perform a clean uninstall of JRE

Supported OS:
Windows 9k,
Windows 2k,
Windows XP,
Windows Vista (without UAC enabled),
Windows 7 (without UAC enabled)

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