14 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2013 4:10 AM by clintonfrombirmingham
mrspedro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Has Apple blocked Java again from it's systems without any notification?  I have to use Java to be able to work from home - so today = no work it would seem.  Does Apple have an update as to when this issue will be resolved or is now the time to change from my beloved MacBook Pro back to a Windows PC .... Additional expense that I really don't need + losing pay from today.

  • 1. Re: Java blocked?
    BenediktRPl Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
  • 2. Re: Java blocked?
    clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (28,655 points)

    Yep - on Thursday (yesterday). The only way that I know to get around it is to use Oracle's 7u11 & Firefox - it is also blocked, by default, in Firefox 18, but you can enable it when the warning appears:

     

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    Clinton

  • 3. Re: Java blocked?
    mrspedro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks - unfortunately my company doesn't allow Firefox on a Mac as it's preferred platform so I'm back to square one.  I have seen in the link above about changing the Xprotect but this doesn't seem to work either. 

  • 4. Re: Java blocked?
    Sherri39401 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I have put in a support call in 2 hours, i want to talk to them about it since I will nnot be able to acess my broker accounts streaming screen.

  • 5. Re: Java blocked?
    Sherri39401 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    i was able to get into java 7 using Safari using mountain lion 10.8.2? confused, awaiting call from support maybe it is only for lower than 10.8.2 or older OS systems? Confused, but will get an answer from a real person in about 2 hours or so.

  • 6. Re: Java blocked?
    BenediktRPl Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Did you check your Preferences? At my MBA it looks like this: Bildschirmfoto 2013-02-01 um 13.05.42.pngand Java is working

    Sorry thats in German, but with the icons you can find the preferences!

  • 7. Re: Java blocked?
    mrspedro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes thanks checked all the preferences - uninstalled and reinstalled both Java and Flash but still absolutely nothing.  Am really angry with Apple for putting me in this position without prior notice.  It seems that if Apple don't bring a solution quickly I will have to purchase a windows machine just to be able to work leaving my MacBook Pro redundant .....

  • 8. Re: Java blocked?
    clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (28,655 points)

    Using Safari? That would be some good news for those that need Java in Safari... can you post a screenshot of the Oracle Java test page?

     

    Clinton

  • 9. Re: Java blocked?
    mrspedro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It would have to be about 10 screenshots to explain what happens.  Basically I install Java - it confirms it's installed, then you try and run it and it tells you plug-in is blocked.  So you double click on this and it tells you you don't have updated Java (even though you've just run it) so you do it again and round and round you go - therefore, if Apple have put a block on Java it's stopping it from working which is unbelievable when I have to use it to go through my company's security firewall.  I know that others are having issues with logging into banking systems etc. 

  • 10. Re: Java blocked?
    mrspedro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Good luck Sherri - please let me know what they advise .  tks

  • 11. Re: Java blocked?
    Sherri39401 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    BenediktRPIi already had those checked so it is working for me. I never was not able to get in. so i think it is not applying for moutain lion 10.8.2 using Safari. I put in the support call before i tried it, saw notice on CNBC and put in a call, just checked Java and i get i every time.

  • 12. Re: Java blocked?
    Sherri39401 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I just got off the phone with apple and there is a protential problem with Java and will have a solution in a few days. Java/Oracile is working on it as I type. I seem to have no problems with my full version of norton, heavy safety on my router/modem, so I can get into my few accounts with Java - scottrade and my bank. BUT THERE IS A PROBLEM yet with my security and java -I GET IN EVERY TIME using Safari 10.8.2 mountain lion. even ran a norton full system check prior to the phone call to apple support and have no problems. It seems that older versions are having the problem. In Safari under preferences and security tabs i have enable java and enable java scripts. so maybe it is your version that is blocking it. if you have lower than OS X 10.8.2. but if your doesnt still work take a day off and i am sure it will be fixed by Monday* hopefully.

  • 13. Re: Java blocked?
    Sherri39401 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

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    mountain lion 10.8.2

  • 14. Re: Java blocked?
    clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (28,655 points)

    Yep, working for me in both Safari and Firefox - are folks using Safari still having problems?

     

    Clinton