It has come to my attention that Minecraft no longer requires java to be installed in order to run, meetings its needs from its own local copy of the java. This was done it order to not force users to install the horrendous piece of malware-magnet that it sadly is.
This means that java is installed, but just not publicly, for the OS to see. Considering this is a fully-fledged copy of the software, couldn't attackers use it (And its far too plentiful amount of security holes) to gain access to the system? What restraint could possibly block that?