3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 6, 2012 11:37 AM by etresoft
1Gladious Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Will there be a security content of Java update for older versions of OS X versions such as 10.4.11?

  • 1. Re: security content of Java update for 10.4...?
    etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (24,270 points)

    Not likely. Just turn off Java support in Safari > Preferences > Security and you will be fine.

  • 2. Re: security content of Java update for 10.4...?
    1Gladious Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you etresoft. I imagine sites using Java will not display the data using Java, but since I'm running an OS that is actually in The Smithsonian Collection now the sites wouldn't work anyway with the Java "on".

     

    Side note: Never had a problem with security on the eight year old bangger G5, but had repeated problems with internet connectivity, and once with an email account since mid October 2011. I suspected that my computer IP(?) was being used by a spammer at thier pleasure. This fits the timeline published in the BBC article. I wonder if it has been determined what percentage of the Macs compromised were using OS systems from antiquity? Do you think I should get a specific security software, or just a new machine with a top OS?

     

    Thanks again.

  • 3. Re: security content of Java update for 10.4...?
    etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (24,270 points)

    1Gladious wrote:

     

    Side note: Never had a problem with security on the eight year old bangger G5, but had repeated problems with internet connectivity, and once with an email account since mid October 2011. I suspected that my computer IP(?) was being used by a spammer at thier pleasure. This fits the timeline published in the BBC article. I wonder if it has been determined what percentage of the Macs compromised were using OS systems from antiquity? Do you think I should get a specific security software, or just a new machine with a top OS?

    It was problably something else. Few malware authors ever bothered to write PowerPC code. Having intel chips makes things a bit easier because the malware can be cross-platform a low-level. The only thing they have to worry about are operating system differences, not chip differences.

     

    I suggest asking your question in a forum dedicated to that model machine. There are still plenty of people using those machines and have experience with such problems. It is likely just hardware incompatibilities. Older hardware sometimes doesn't want to talk with newer hardware.