HOBOware and HOBOware Pro versions 3.7.4 and lower are not compatible with Java 8 update 60.If this combination is installed, it is possible that HOBOware will not open or will have other undesirable behavior.
Java is required by many applications and websites to work properly. Java often uses your web browser to access websites, and your web browser is the most vulnerable attack surface for hackers.
Many business users need it to run custom or legacy applications. It is because of these security holes and many others that Java must be updated frequently.