Users must sign long-term support deals or migrate to Java 8 to avoid ‘enormous headache and disruption to millions of applications’
InfoWorld | Apr 15, 2015
Still, the impact of Oracle’s cessation of public updates could be severe, an official at security firm Waratek, believes. Oracle’s “rapid” end-of-life schedule for Java versions is great for innovation and language evolution, Waratek CTO John Matthew Holt said in an emailed statement. “However, there is a dangerous tradeoff; now millions of Java 7 applications will have to defend themselves against code-level vulnerabilities without the benefit of future fixes.” Holt advocates either upgrades to Java 8 or use of Java Run-time Application Self Protection (RASP) technologies (Waratek is a RASP vendor).