In July 2022, Oracle ended support for Java 7, meaning there won’t be any more update releases from Oracle – ever.

As many as a million developers are still using Java 7 or earlier – 15% of all Java users – according to JRebel’s 2021 Java Developer Productivity Report. If you’re one of these, your decision is whether to use an unsupported Java version or to find a trusted third-party provider to deliver timely updates, including fixes for bugs or security vulnerabilities that could shut down your applications.

Read this white paper to learn the main considerations that should inform your decision. Chief among them are these 
four risks of using unsupported free Java:

  1. Security vulnerabilities
  2. Leaving your intellectual property unprotected
  3. Compliance issues
  4. Free and unsupported JDK may not be enough

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4 Risks of Running Java 7 without Support and What to Do About It

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