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Java for Mac: Apple Updates Java for OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7

16 October 2013 411 views No Comment

Is Java for Mac security still an issue? Whereas Apple, Oracle and others have obviously turned a corner on security, the fight is far from over — so Java jockey guys and gals, it’s time to update, again.

• Java for OS X 2013-005 (download)
— Updates the Apple-provided system Java SE 6 to version 1.6.0_65 and is for OS X versions 10.7 or later
Security content in this update (when available)

• Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 17 (download)
— Delivers improved security, reliability and compatibility
— Security content in this update (when available)

And, this is important, Apple adds that this release of Apple’s Java SE 6 will uninstall Apple’s Java applet plug-in from all Web browsers and that means users must go to Oracle’s Web site to download the latest version of the Java applet.

For what it’s worth, Apple pushed the most recent XProtect update on (or about) October 9.

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