Because of this, millions of people around the world who love Minecraft also have to love-hate Java and keep it installed on their system in order to play the game.This new Minecraft development changes the game, however, so that we no longer need a full system-wide Java installation to play the game.
This can cause problems when new versions of Java are incompatible with services such as Banner, App Worx job scheduling, and the Document Imaging indexing module (Singularity).Oracle has shipped an update for its Java software that fixes at least eight critical security holes.If you have an affirmative use for Java, please update to the latest version; if you’re not sure why you have Java installed, it’s high time to remove the program once and for all.According to Oracle’s release notes, seven of the eight vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication — meaning they could be exploited over a network by malware or miscreants without the need for a username and password. Updates also should be available via the Java Control Panel or from We’ve written extensively about Java and the problems with the platform over the years; if you need a solid primer on why exactly Java is such a problem we’d strongly suggest reading over Java Is Awful and Insecure, It’s Time to Disable It, Here’s How.
As awful as Java is and as prone to zero day exploits as it may be, it’s also the magic that drives Minecraft, for better or worse.
It allows software developers to build applications that run in a sandbox environment called a Java Virtual Machine (JVM).
Running in a Java-based sandbox means that the application can be used in similar ways across multiple operating systems, such as Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris.
Installing the latest Java update will ensure that Minecraft will continue to run safely and efficiently. You can also obtain the latest Java 8 development build here.
You can also obtain the latest Java 9 development build here.
For more information on Java applet vulnerabilities and how to disable Java applets in your web browser, see