Why signing an applet?
By default, a Java applet is running inside a restricted environment called “sandbox”. The sandbox isolates the applet outside the browser environment and user’s computer, preventing maliciously coded applets from running without user’s granted permission.
Applets are considered to be untrusted if they are not signed with a security certificate. Untrusted applets are also referred to as unsigned applets. Being inside the security sandbox, unsigned applets
Updated 12-09-2011 at 03:41 PM by Java Applet