2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 17, 2013 2:07 PM by RodneyW
DeanW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How does the reported Java problems impact the Mac?  Mountian Lion has two ways to access Java, via Safari or System Utilities.  Should I disable Java or Java Script or both in Safari?  The Java Prefernces in the Utilities Folder does not work because I have not downloaded Java SE6 runtime.  Should I download it? 


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Java Security
    William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,355 points)

    No.  If you don't have Java on your machine, and you don't need it, then don't install it.  Problem solved; no risk on your part.

  • 2. Re: Java Security
    RodneyW Level 4 Level 4 (3,030 points)

    To add very slightly to Williams reply - Javascript has nothing to do with Java.  You need Javascript enabled to get almost any modern website to work. 

     

    You don't need Java except for a few very specific applications or websites.