Oracle releases Java vulnerability fixes
MANILA, Philippines - Following word of vulnerabilities in Java that were being exploited in the wild, Oracle has announced the release of a new version of Java.
Java 7 Update 11 comes with two fixes for the vulnerabilities Oracle has investigated within Java.
At the same time, this update to Java changes the security settings. According to The Next Web, the default setting for the Java Security Level is now set to High as opposed to Medium previously.
This change means users are now always asked if they want to run unsigned Java applications or applets, which should prevent some instances of malware coming in through a bad download. - Rappler.com