I'm really surprised there are not more people posting about this issue.
Yes the Java tours still work if you go into the Java control panel and drop the security level down from the recommended High (minimum recommended) to Medium. The problem is, few people would know to do this and fewer people would bother or want to risk dropping it to Medium.
Do you think there might be a certificate code that could be added to these older Java tours? I would very much appreciate if the folks at Easypano to check on this and find out if there is some code that we might add to these older tours, maybe some kind of certificate so these VTs continue to work. As it is now our older Java tours according to the Java are "untrustworthy", they can not be trusted according to the Java "JRE Version 1.7.051-b13 Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM.
I have been contacting my clients that I produced Java Virtual Tours for in the past and offering to convert these older VTs to Flash or Auto-select Flash/HTML5, for a fee. The Flash conversion using TW 7.7 works quite well but there is a lot of tweaking but the HTML5 version does not convert everything so I have to make excuses to my clients. I have picked up quite a bit of business from these older clients signing up to produce new VTs for them with new 360s.
Creating Virtual Tours is my main business focus and I have been using Tourweaver for over 10 years, beginning with version 1.01 so I have over 100 tours designed in Java. Many of these tours, even the ones that are 10 years old, were still up on my clients websites. The earliest tours I produced were shot with a BeHere 360-degree single shot lens on a 4 megapixel Nikon Coolpix 995, so the quality of my tours have really advanced over the years.