Oracle has just released their latest quarterly security updates for the Java Runtime Environment, so if you need it on your system for Minecraft or other Java-specific apps, then make sure to download the latest version now.
Note: If you do not need Java on your system, we recommend uninstalling it entirely or disabling the browser plugin.
You can download and read through the details about the latest Java security updates by visiting the links shown below.
Download JRE Version 7 Update 65 (Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Solaris) [Java 7 Downloads]
Download JRE Version 8 Update 11 (Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Solaris) [Java 8 Downloads]
For those who are curious about Java’s future on Windows XP, here is a link to the blog post further explaining Oracle’s position on the matter.
The future of Java on Windows XP [Oracle]
Java Update: Patch It or Pitch It [Krebs on Security]