2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 23, 2012 10:06 AM by mcolegrove
MelissaMAC1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I don't want to do anything that opens my MAC up for security breaches.


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • 1. Re: Is this update a good idea or should I keep using Apple provided java?
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,005 points)

    If you need to access Java content on websites, you should install the update and also the Oracle JRE. Be aware that there are known vulnerabilities in Java, and probably others that aren't yet known. No version of Java should be considered trustworthy. Use it only when necessary, and only on sites that you can trust.

  • 2. Re: Is this update a good idea or should I keep using Apple provided java?
    mcolegrove Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If your are a Java Developer, and there are many of us.   You very well need to switch JVMs (JDKs) for development.  

     

    The Oracle Control feature for Mac does not give you options to add or switch JVMs.

     

     

    The Apple Java Preferences Utility that has been removed did this very nicely previously.

     

     

    I do not recommend any developer to install this update despite the security issues.  Taking out the utility without a clear alternative is a disservice.