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Apple Removes Default Java Support In Browsers

Some Java security headache relief for Mac users

Apple has made another bold move in its efforts to double-down on security — by removing its Java plug-in from Safari and other Web browsers.

In Apple's Java for OS X 2012-006 1.0 release, which came on the heels of an Oracle patch for Java this week, the Java applet plug-in gets automatically uninstalled from Web browsers. If users want Java applets to run via their browser, they have to download an applet directly from Oracle. Apple also upgraded its own Java version to the latest Oracle release, Java SE 6 1.6.0_37.

"This release updates the Apple-provided system Java SE 6 to version 1.6.0_37 and is for OS X versions 10.7 or later. This update uninstalls the Apple-provided Java applet plug-in from all web browsers," Apple's Java for OS X 2012-006 advisory says. Read full story on Dark Reading

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