While security is a common concern for Windows systems, most Mac users don’t have to worry about running an antivirus or enabling a firewall on OS X. However, this doesn’t mean that Macs are impenetrable. Java, a Web plug-in that was once ubiquitous but is dropping out of use in favor of HTML5, is still a valid security concern for Mac users. Show More Summary
Minecraft has been available on OS X for a long time, but Mac gamers have so far had to use a Java launcher to start the sandbox game. Now, Minecraft's developer Mojang has created an early version of a native OS X launcher for the game that should make it easier for Mac players to get started. Show More Summary
It appears Oracle is bringing its adware wiles to OS X with the latest version of Java for Mac, as the installer comes bundled with the Ask.com toolbar, which is deceptively set to install itself by default.
The beauty of apps written for Firefox OS is that they're basically just web apps -- they're built primarily on Java Script and HTML5. That means if you can run the app on Mozilla's mobile operating system, you can run them in its browser too. In...
Java is kind of a pain in the butt, if you ask me, but there are many sites that use it. A friend of mine contacted me this weekend looking for help in getting her Java up and running so … Read more ›
Apple has posted updates to Java for OS X along with new Canon and HP printer drivers. All are available for download from Apple's support web site and through the Software Update system preference. Separate updates to Java are available...Show More Summary
Apple has released Java for OS X 2013-005, which “delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility for Java SE 6?. The update is available in the Mac App Store. Of note, the updates “uninstalls the Apple-provided Java applet plug-in from all web browsers.” New Macs do not come with Java installed and newer versions of Java […]
In startup spheres and app dev shops, the web developer is the red-headed stepchild. In a mobile-first technology ecosystem, a web dev can’t get no respect. But for now, forget Java and Objective-C and all those ridiculous porting tools. Mozilla, …
As we continue to look at some tips for the new OS X beta this week, remember that OS X Mavericks isn’t a final version–-it’s meant to be used by developers to ensure that their software will work with Apple’s latest and greatest. With that disclaimer in mind, let’s continue. If you need to use [...]Show More Summary
Apple has patched Java for the aged OS X Snow Leopard and tweaked Safari to give users more control over what websites they let run the vulnerability plagued Oracle software. Oracle on Tuesday shipped an update for Java 6 and Java 7 to patch up to 42 bugs—the number depends on the version and platform—for Windows and OS X. Show More Summary
Apple today released a series of updates for both Safari and Java, addressing continued issues with Java security. The Safari updates arrive as version 6.0.4 for OS X Mountain Lion and Lion and version 5.1.9 for OS X Snow Leopard. The...Show More Summary
Earlier today, Oracle released an update to Java to address two separate vulnerabilities in Java. Now, Apple has released a patch for OS X 10.7 and later which fixes those... Keep reading ?
Apple today released two software updates. The first of which is a security update. Java for Mac OS X 2013-001 1.0 disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in and is likely a result of the recent attack by hackers who infiltrated computers at Apple. Also available is iTunes 11.0.2. The iTunes 11.0.2 update adds a [...]Show More Summary
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 [...]Show More Summary
Apple has released updated versions of Java for OS X, following a prominent hacking of Apple employees' Macs, plus the remote blocking of the Java plugin due to security vulnerabilities. This is the standard quarterly update of JavaShow More Summary
Apple has today released an update for Mac OS X users that delivers improved security for those that are running Java on their machines. This update repairs a vulnerability used... Keep reading ?
Following the hack on a small number of Apple corporate Macs, Apple has released a Java security patch to end users. 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 the [...]
Just hours after Apple announced that it too was victim to a wide-ranging malware attack, the company released a new version of Java for OS X to plug a hole in the software that can be exploited to install malware onto an affected machine.
Reports earlier this week noted that Apple had recently once again blocked Java 7 browser plug-ins on OS X. While the exact reason was unclear, a terminal workaround is no longer required as today Oracle released update 13 for Java 7 for Mac OS X. The critical patch brings over 50 new security fixes for [...]
Apple on Thursday quietly disabled Java 7 on Macs that already have the plugin installed. The news comes soon after we learned of new vulnerabilities discovered in the latest version... Keep reading ?