The Oracle has released Java 7 Update 17. Download the offline installer file of Latest Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 Update 17. This update comes just after the vulnerability found by FireEye. After windows set up some essential software’s are needed to be installed at very first. Some days ago after installing Windows 7 SP 1 I realized that. I tried to search for the latest Java Download. And I found this. I also heard some security concern about Java. As Oracle has fixed this, there’s need not to worry. Although US government still warns the using the Java plugin in their browsers. The recommended action will be to update your Java plugin while keeping it disabled if you don’t need it. According to Oracle
The company intended to include a fix for CVE-2013-1493 in the April 16, 2013 Critical Patch Update for Java SE (note that Oracle recently announced its intent to have an additional Java SE security release on this date in addition to those previously scheduled in June and October of 2013). However, in light of the reports of active exploitation of CVE-2013-1493, and in order to help maintain the security posture of all Java SE users, Oracle decided to release a fix for this vulnerability and another closely related bug as soon as possible through this Security Alert.
What is Java?
Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, and view images in 3D, just to name a few. It’s also integral to the intranet applications and other e-business solutions that are the foundation of corporate computing.
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. It is the underlying technology that powers state-of-the-art programs including utilities, games, and business applications. Java runs on more than 850 million personal computers worldwide, and on billions of devices worldwide, including mobile and TV devices.
The latest Java version contains important enhancements to improve performance, stability and security of the Java applications that run on your machine. Installing this free update will ensure that your Java applications continue to run safely and efficiently.
Why do I need Java?
There are lots of applications and websites that won’t work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
Java 7 Update 17 offline installer links
For Mac OSX
Java 7 requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) or later and administrator privileges for installation
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