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  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (29,555 points)

    What is the path to XProtect.meta.plist? Spotlight does not find it.

     

    Hmm, that's odd... just tried it on my machine, and you're right. But the XProtect.plist file, which sits right next to it, does show up in Spotlight! Maybe I have an alias to the XProtect.plist file hanging around somewhere that Spotlight indexes.

     

    In any case, here's the path:

     

    /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtect.meta.p list

     

    I'm using Java Web Start (JAWS), which means that I need the plug-in enabled in order to launch the Java applet. The applet itself runs in it's own environment, not in Safari. Once I've made the handshake, I can quit out of Safari and keep the applet running.

     

    But I do need Java Plug-in enabled to launch the platform.


    I would think that that initial "handshake" with Safari wouldn't work, if your XProtect.meta.plist file has been updated.

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,615 points)

    by default 2013-01-12 at 10.37.54 AM.jpg

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (29,555 points)

    Hmm, yup, that should be blocking Java in the web browser for you. Something about your setup must be bypassing that. I'm not enough of a Java expert to know what that might be, though.

  • ineshmelo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, somebody in Brazil gave me a "work around": to use Firefox instead of Safari.

    With Firefox I could run the Internet Banking security module so now I can use the Internet Banking.

     

    But we had an interesting discussion and I would like to know what will happen to the combination "Java and Safari" because Safari is my prefered browser.

     

    Thanks everybody!

  • William Lloyd Level 7 Level 7 (20,485 points)

    I believe Oracle released an update this morning (or late last night).  Get the update and you should be good to go.

     

    Forget workarounds of other types; unless you don't value your privacy and security.

  • ineshmelo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You are right. I downloaded the new JAVA version (7.11) and now Internet Banking is working in Safari.

    Thanks a lot!

  • Sarafina5 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Worked for me too.  Thanks!

  • lythander Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So to be clear, it blocks the java browser plug-in for ALL browsers, or just the built-in Safari and anything that might use it?

  • ineshmelo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In my understand it blocked only for Safari because when I used Firefox the security module worked well.

    In fact, I also tested with Chrome and it didn't work with Chrome.

    So with Java 7.10 it doesn't work with Safari and Chrome and it does work with Firefox.

    With Java 7.11 it works in both, Safari and Firefox.

  • JohnTh Level 2 Level 2 (365 points)

    My Internet banking has been working for quite some time now ... AFTER I filed the bug report. They took the steps to rectify it.

  • lkrupp Level 4 Level 4 (3,330 points)

    ineshmelo wrote:

     

    In my understand it blocked only for Safari because when I used Firefox the security module worked well.

    In fact, I also tested with Chrome and it didn't work with Chrome.

    So with Java 7.10 it doesn't work with Safari and Chrome and it does work with Firefox.

    With Java 7.11 it works in both, Safari and Firefox.

     

    Then I would label Firefox as a severe security risk. Every security analyst worth their salt recommended disabling Java until the vulnerability was patched. Safari abd Chrome did it automatically with a backdoor security update. Firefox did not. I suppose you had to manually disable it.

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