5 Significant Java Security Improvements That Foil Attacks


4. Oracle Separates Browser Java From Server Use

Oracle introduced Server JRE in Java 7 update 21 to separate client-side, browser use of Java, affecting primarily home users from server-side Java implementations. The new Server JRE distribution removes plugins to reduce the attack surface and the customer confusion when evaluating risk factors, Oracle said, adding that it plans to also remove certain libraries typically unnecessary for server operation.