Java for Mac: Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion updates available
There has been a lot of security drama around Java for Mac recently. Once upon a time, this wouldn’t have been felt on the fairer platform, but the Mac’s growth has made the rest of us a target. Thankfully, there are easy ways to protect your Mac and, of course, updates like these for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard.
• Java for OS X 2012-005
— Delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility for Java SE 6 on OS X 10.8.
These Java for Mac updates configure the plug-in to deactivate when no applets are run for an extended period of time, which is a prudent approach to Java management.