Leopard still behaves like a champ, so I'm wondering... is the recent Java issue fix an issue of worry for me or was that bit of nastiness only coded for OS 10.6 and up? I'd appreciate a little clarity. Thanks!
So there is no fix for 10.5.8 users at all?
No, Apple supplies the Java updates for Mac users. Only solution is to remove Java.
...hackers should have their hands hammered.:P
No, Apple should be supporting all operating systems in major circulation with security updates, the fixes for Java are there from Oracle, Apple is simply not applying them, or any for 10.4 or 10.5 users which make up about 20% of the machines out there.
Also, disable the "Open 'safe' files after downloading" option in Safari Preferences/General to avoid automatically running files downloaded from the Internet.