Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 10:17 PM (in response to MTUser2007)
apple has blocked it again: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/01/31/apple-blocks-java-on-macs-due-to-v ulnerabilities/1880783/
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 10:23 PM (in response to shldr2thewheel)
Sometimes you just want to cry. I came to Macs after working with Windows since 1990. Everything just used to work, that was the attraction. This trouble with Java is awful. Why allow us to install version 6 so we can use 32 browsers like chrome after the last update then block it again without notice. This is insane.
Any idea if there is a work around?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 11:20 PM (in response to MTUser2007)
For anyone who finds this and wants to fix it so Java works again, I googled around, read many articles and found this one the most helpful:
In my case I just edited XProtect.meta.plist with nano, changing the allowed java version to 1.6.0_37-b06-434. It is currently set at 435, so it automatically blocks Java 6.
I am now back in business.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 8:40 PM (in response to shldr2thewheel)
@ MTUser2007: Many thanks for sharing the fix. Java 7 Update 13 is installed and the world is round again.
@ shldr2thwheel: Please don't take offense, but I don't feel your statement of "I have seen a few "workarounds" posted in here, but at this time it is not safe to have Java enabled on a mac and I highly advise against performing any" is the answer, especially when Oracle has finally posted a fix for Java 7. Many of us **MUST** use Java (no matter how pitiful it is) for VPN access to our sites, intranets, etc. and without Java we're hosed...totally.
There was nothing wrong with Java 6, to which most of us reverted when the vulnerability issue with Java 7 forced Apple to shut it down. Java 6 has been a default install component of OS X Mountain Lion since Mountain Lion released...and there were no Java problems with it at all. So for Apple to just blatantly shut down Java access worldwide with version 6 as well, I think was truly unnecessary. Just my two cents worth.