"Java Update Needed" Dialog

Wondering if any other people have dealt with this before. We've made a giant leap in Java versions from 6 update 20 to 8 update 40 for our users, with the help of PDQ Deploy.  I'm still getting used to the new pop-ups and dialog boxes that Java displays. I (along with most I assume) will not be able to deploy as fast as Java rolls out updates. With the Java deployment in the Package Library the auto updates are disabled, but it seems with later versions of Java, it has some sort of built-in expiration that brings up the attached dialog to the user. Is there any way to disable this or suppress it?

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  • There are two ways of looking at this:
    The first is, do these notifications serve as a legitimate notification of a security update? Yes, they do, and so suppressing them is unlikely to be a best practice. If this is your view, then there’s no problem.

    The second is that these notifications do not serve as a legitimate notification since you take X, Y, Z precautions to ensure that the exploits found in these vulnerable versions are mitigated. This is especially true if you are forced to use an earlier version of Java for some proprietary software/site.

    For the particular message you’re receiving, I’d check here:

    To disable many of the other Java security warnings:
    For Windows 7 & IE:
    Open Internet Explorer
    Click on Tools and/or select Internet Options from the setting gear
    Click on Security tab and Click the ‘Custom Level’ button
    In the ‘Miscellaneous’ section change “Display mixed content” to Enable.

    For Windows 7, 8 & Not IE:
    Open Java Settings within Control Panel.
    Advanced tab.
    Expand the Security settings node
    Click on Mixed Code and check the “Disable verification” box.
    Expand Miscellaneous and enable the “Display mixed content” box


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