For the past year, if your business utilizes java online, you’ve had to hop around to different browsers to find one which had the right extensibility and features to run your site.

Old code and legacy webapps are to blame – as security tightens online, old features are identified as risks and locked down, rendering related functions inoperable.

For now, FireFox the web browser offers a lower level of security and a higher level of usefulness when compared to other browsers – though that carries a higher risk.

Java, while used to allow you to submit and interact with data, is a framework which allows actors including computer hackers, to interact with your computer.

Oracle, the company behind Java, is finalizing a push to remove this framework from the web, advising  that modern browsers and webapps move to “the plugin-free Java Web Start technology”.

 

Read more here http://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/oracle-says-it-is-killing-the-java-plugin-795547

and here: https://blogs.oracle.com/java-platform-group/entry/moving_to_a_plugin_free