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HT5228: About the security content of Java for OS X Lion 2012-002 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7

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HT5228 security content of Java update for 10.4...?

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

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,905 points)

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

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,905 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.

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