Some Mac users were taken by surprise Thursday as their computers stopped running programs that use the Java programming language after Apple blocked Java due to security problems.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
I use Safari as a browser and do not have FF or Chrome and will not install them. I have Mac OS X 10.6.8
The latest Java for OS X update comes with a feature that uninstalls the Apple-provided Java applet plug-in from all web browsers. Don’t worry though, if you need Java, you’ll know it because Safari now provides a “Missing Plug-in” button and a small download button to get it in a second.
NakedSecurity writes that “the only downside is that to acquire the needed applet plugin, you have to install Oracle's Java runtime in parallel with Apple's Java.”
“This leaves you with twice as much Java on your Mac: Apple's latest version of Java SE 6, and Oracle's latest version of Java SE 7. (You can't get an Oracle Java runtime to match the Apple one - Oracle doesn't build a 1.6.0-flavoured Java for OS X because that's seen as Apple's job),” Paul Ducklin of security company Sophos explained.
Originally posted by littled16
reply to post by mblahnikluver
Java just released security update number 13. Supposedly it meets Apple's requirements and should work on your Apple computer. It addresses 44 of the 50 security issues and has been released a full two weeks early to satisfy Apple. There will still be another update on Feb. 19 that addresses the remaining issues as scheduled.