Tag Archive: Java


Oracle Java is now installing adware on Macs. Here’s how to avoid it

Mac users have had it pretty good when compared to Windows users, at least on the adware and nuisanceware front. Even Oracle, who has bundled the Ask.com search toolbar with Java for Windows for years, has abstained from infecting its…

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How to Install Java in OS X Yosemite

Mac users who require Java and who have installed OS X Yosemite may have discovered that a prior version of Java is no longer functioning under OS X 10.10, and that older installers don’t work to install Java in Yosemite. Additionally, a fresh install of Yosemite does not include Java at all. If your Mac … Read More

Mac Setups: The Triple Display iMac Setup of a Java Developer

It’s time for another featured Mac setup! We’ve got the sweet triple-screened desk setup of Java developer Ben S. to share this time, let’s jump right in and learn a bit more… Tell us a bit about the hardware in your Mac setup iMac (Mid 2010 model) – 27” (2560×1440) , 2.93Ghz Core i7 CPU, … Read More

How to Install Java in OS X Mavericks

Install Java in OS X Mavericks Java has plenty of real-world applications and uses, but because it has been used as an attack vector in the past, Apple has made OS X reasonably aggressive in limiting Java on Macs. As a result, Mavericks does not come with Java preinstalled, and upgraded Macs will remove Java in Mavericks installation process. For most users this is a very good thing, it further reduces the unlikely  [Read More…]

How to Install Java in OS X Mavericks

Install Java in OS X Mavericks Java has plenty of real-world applications and uses, but because it has been used as an attack vector in the past, Apple has made OS X reasonably aggressive in limiting Java on Macs. As a result, Mavericks does not come with Java preinstalled, and upgraded Macs will remove Java in Mavericks installation process. For most users this is a very good thing, it further reduces the unlikely  [Read More…]

Allow the Java Plug-In on a Per Website Basis with Java & Safari Updates for OS X

Java icon Two new updates are available for Mac users that aim to increase security and control over how the Java web plugin runs in the Safari web browser. Named as Java for OS X 2013-003 and Safari 6.0.4 (or Safari 5.1.9 for older versions of OS X), the updates are available right now through Software Update via the  Apple menu. The updates combine to roughly 110MB and requires Safari be  [Read More…]

Java for OS X 2013-002 Update Released to Address New Java Vulnerability

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Another Java security update has been issued to Mac OS X users to address a new vulnerability discovered with the browser plugin. Labeled Java for OS X 2013-002, the release updates Java SE 6 to version 1.6.0_43 in both OS X Lion (10.7) and OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) if you have used the Java plugin recently. For individuals who have not used the Java plugin recently,  [Read More…]

Apple Says Java Plug-in For Browsers To Blame For Malware Attack

Is Apple to blame for its sliding stock?

Following up on the news that Apple experienced a recent attack by hackers who infected some Macs with malicious software, Apple says they know how they did it.

In a statement released to All Things D, Apple says that the hackers accessed a number of Mac systems through a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers.

Here’s the full statement:

 

“Apple has identified malware which  [Read More…]

Oracle Patches Java 7 & Java 6 Following Apple Hack To Close “Remote Compromise”

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Following today’s big story that a number of employee computers within Apple were compromised following a zero-day Java exploit, Oracle has just released update 15 for Java 7 and update 41 for Java 6.

While there’s no specific mention of what has been updated, there’s excellent reason to believe it fixes the vulnerability that compromised both Apple and Facebook.

SANS Technology Institute’s Johannes B. Ullrich notes that in this patch…

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Apple Issues Java For OS X Update After Hacking Attack

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Hot on the heels of Oracle’s own update, Apple has released a Java for OS X 2013-001 software update for download that addresses the software vulnerability that compromised a number of their employees’ computers.

From the update notes:

Java for OS X 2013-001 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_41.

On systems that have not already installed Java for OS X 2012-006, this update disables  [Read More…]