Any way around the new Java 8 security?

So I am an experienced C++ programmer and starting to learn Java, which I am having a lot of fun. However, the examples in my book point to websites with Java examples, which do not work because of the new Java 8 security requirements. I noticed they got rid of the “Medium” Java security setting.

Is there anyway around this or will those websites just need to update?


I’m confused, can you be more specific? You are not able to visit some webpage, or you are connecting to such page in Java or … ?