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Apple Releases Java for Mac Updates

 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:41 pm    Post subject: Apple Releases Java for Mac Updates Reply with quote

Apple Releases Java for Mac Updates
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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Apple today released Java updates for Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard in the wake of recent vulnerabilities found in the software and cyber attacks against the company. According to the company, these updates include patches for the vulnerabilities and updated definitions for removing their related malware. They also deliver improved security, reliability and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_41.



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and funny i am not reinstalling java because in mountain lion java seems to be better off i removed it and safari and even itunes launches faster thanks but no thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems like some of this hacking out of China is becoming very serious. As are the exploits in Java. Color me having it disabled.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the java plugin for the browser that has the issue, not java itself. The plugin can be disabled separately.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brendan wrote:
It's the java plugin for the browser that has the issue, not java itself. The plugin can be disabled separately.

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Could you elaborate? Cause to be honest, I'm sort of confused by the entire thing.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scooper wrote:
Brendan wrote:
It's the java plugin for the browser that has the issue, not java itself. The plugin can be disabled separately.

Brendan

Could you elaborate? Cause to be honest, I'm sort of confused by the entire thing.


You can have Java programs or applets that will use the Java runtime to run on your computer like any other program. Java also offers a plugin for browsers that allows a web page to download and start a java applet. The java plugin is supposed to have security controls in it that only allow the applet limited and necessary access to your machine. This is where the current release of the Java plugin has failed miserably.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brendan wrote:
You can have Java programs or applets that will use the Java runtime to run on your computer like any other program. Java also offers a plugin for browsers that allows a web page to download and start a java applet. The java plugin is supposed to have security controls in it that only allow the applet limited and necessary access to your machine. This is where the current release of the Java plugin has failed miserably.

Okay, got it. I thought that was the main thrust of the issues, but it was still a little confusing.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's starting to crazy out there. NBC.com was hacked today and visitors are being warned about visiting the site and getting malware that compromises your passwords. I mean, it's just time to disable Java from your browser. Oracle needs to get their sh*t together.
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