What’s New in Safari 6.0.4, Safari 5.1.9
Apple got busy on Tuesday, releasing a half dozen Mac software updates. In addition to Safari 5 (Snow Leopard) and Safari 6 (Lion/Mountain) specific point updates, Apple also delivered matching Java patches. What’s inside? Click through for the details.
Aside from security fixes, the only listed change in the 6.x version is the ability to activate, a.k.a. whitelist, Java for particular sites.
• Safari 5.1.9 for Snow Leopard
— Allows users to enable the Java plug-in for Safari on a website-by-website basis.
How to Use Java Whitelisting
Apple has posted a knowledge base article detailing how the new Java app whitelisting functionality in Safari 5 and Safari 6, including configuring sites with Java apps to load automatically, ask for permission or outright deny permission — good stuff.
For what it’s worth, Apple hasn’t update its system-level malware blocker, XProtect, since March 21 — check it for yourself.
Snow Leopard users, believe it or not, Apple still cares if only just a little…
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