7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 17, 2012 8:38 AM by a brody
elistu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

What to do about Java security in OS 10.4?


G4 desk top; G5 iMac, Mac OS X (10.3.x), G4 Ethernet; G5 Intel iMac
  • 1. Re: Java in Tiger
    Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (38,455 points)

    Disable it in your browsers.

     

    Leopard and earlier users see recommendations at: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3872491

  • 2. Re: Java in Tiger
    elistu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If so, that means no more Java apps - like Yahoo games, etc. Huh? Thanx for help also.

  • 3. Re: Java in Tiger
    Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (38,455 points)

    Just java, javascript is okay (I don't know what your games require).  Others have suggested keeping one browser (for example I have both Safari and Firefox) with java activated for sites you trust.

     

    Then too, I have also seen it said (but not proven) that this only affects Intel Macs.  You do say you have a "G5 Intel Mac"  but it's either a G5 or it's Intel, there's no Intel G5.

  • 4. Re: Java in Tiger
    elistu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks again for your reply. I must update my machine data. As of today I have iMac intel and G4

        desk top (both).  I had hoped for a patch or fix for the newer Java updates to work on my Macs

         and keep using Java apps. I like Tiger and I don't want to update, abandon all the apps, data; etc.

         acquired and start all over. Change is coming I can see.

  • 5. Re: Java in Tiger
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    So far, no attacks on PPC Macs, so your G4 would be safer for Internet.

  • 6. Re: Java in Tiger
    Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (38,455 points)

    It's extremely unlikely there will ever be a patch for Tiger or Leopard. Apple no longer supports either OS version.

  • 7. Re: Java in Tiger
    a brody Level 9 Level 9 (63,285 points)

    You can try valiently if you want to post feedback here:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

    There is always the chance you might be the tipping point.  If you never try, you never know what might have happened if you did.