Cupertino recently updated a security component for OS X. However, company's recommended best practice is still to disable Java in Safari.
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Apple has offered a Java fix for users of one of its older OS X operating systems.
Java web plugins get the boot from OS X for a second time in a month.
Oracle has released a security update to Java on the OS X that's recommended for all users, but it doesn't mean that it's totally secure, either.
Like it or loathe it, Oracle has been in charge of Java for two and a half years now, and things are looking good, according to the analyst house IDC
The same Java vulnerability used in the infamous Flashback malware is now being used as an attack vector for a single piece of malware that can infect both Windows and Mac OS X computers.
Oracle has released its first versions of the Java Development Kit and JavaFX software development kit for the Mac OS X operating system.JavaFX 2.
In what might be one of the most anticipated appearances of the Oracle-Google trial thus far, former Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz testified on behalf of Google at the US District Court on Thursday morning.
In what could be a major blow to Oracle's case against Google, former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz defends openness of Java language and APIs at court.
According to fresh warnings by security vendor Intego, another Java vulnerability is attacking Macs that haven't been patched with Apple's Java for OS X Lion 2012-002 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7, released earlier this month. Meanwhile, the security analysts warned that many copies of older versions of MS Word haven't been patched and are being infected.
Oracle's chief architects for Java explain the value of the language and its related APIs after the acquisition from Sun Microsystems.
The crux of Google's argument: Oracle and Sun failed to monetize Java on the mobile front and now is trying to use the courts to achieve what they couldn't do in the marketplace.
A second variant of the Mac OS X Trojan referred to as Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a or SX/Sabpab-A is exploiting a Microsoft Word security hole, not the usual Java vulnerabilities used before.
In its ongoing battle against the widespread Flashback malware attack, Apple has released a standalone removal tool. The utility is available only for users of the most recent version of OS X who have chosen not to install Java.
A new Mac OS X Trojan referred to as Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a or SX/Sabpab-A is also exploiting Java vulnerabilities in a way that requires no user interaction. It is being used in targeted attacks.
According to a tweet posted by Aleks Gostev, 50% of the visitors to their newly launched Flashback information site, are still running outdated versions of Java.
As OS vendors get better about patching their own flaws, malware authors are increasingly turning to third-party code to get their dirty work done, and Java is high on the list. It's easy to say, "Just don't use Java," but what if a program you use requires it? I've got a list of problem apps and solutions.
Most modern Macs have Java installed, so they could be vulnerable to the Flashback. While Apple posted a security fix for Mac OS X Lion and Mac OS X Snow Leopard, there are many millions of Macs running older software. Still there's an easy way to prevent a Java drive-by attack, besides pulling the plug.
Apple has released patches for OS X to tackle a threat posed by the Flashback malware, which uses Java to infect computers
Apple has quietly released Java patches for OS X after users were left vulnerable to Flashback malware that had security experts so worried they recommended ditching Java.