3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2013 1:28 PM by tat1123
tat1123 Level 1 Level 1

Has Apple disabled JAVA due to Security Reasons?

It doesn't seem to make sense Java works for me using Firefox but not Safari.

 

I have tried re-installing Java Updates from Oracle - that does not seem to work.

 

It is affecting my web-mail 'composing email' function.

Using Safari, I can only compose email in my web-mail in text format.

As indicated, if I switch to Firefox and go to the same Web-mail, Java script runs ok composing email.

 

Anyone have an idea what might be wrong?

 

Tom


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Safari 6.0.2 (8536.26.17)
Solved by Linc Davis on Jan 14, 2013 10:01 AM Solved

You installed an outdated version of the Oracle Java 7 plugin, which is insecure and has been blocked by Apple. You have two options to recover a working Java plugin.

 

1. Update to the current version (7u11 or later) of the Oracle plugin:

  

Java SE Downloads

 

2. Revert to the Java 6 plugin distributed by Apple:

 

How to re-enable the Apple-provided Java SE 6 applet plug-in

 

All versions of Java should be considered untrustworthy. Enable Java in your web browser only when absolutely necessary, and disable it as soon as you're done with whatever task requires it. Using Java for non-essential purposes, such as playing games on a website, is inadvisable.

  • Barry Hemphill Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.peripherals
    Peripherals

    Has Apple disabled JAVA due to Security Reasons?
    Yes.

     

    There is a major security hole in Java.  I would stay wayyyyyyy away from it.

     

    Barry

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.applications
    Applications

    You installed an outdated version of the Oracle Java 7 plugin, which is insecure and has been blocked by Apple. You have two options to recover a working Java plugin.

     

    1. Update to the current version (7u11 or later) of the Oracle plugin:

      

    Java SE Downloads

     

    2. Revert to the Java 6 plugin distributed by Apple:

     

    How to re-enable the Apple-provided Java SE 6 applet plug-in

     

    All versions of Java should be considered untrustworthy. Enable Java in your web browser only when absolutely necessary, and disable it as soon as you're done with whatever task requires it. Using Java for non-essential purposes, such as playing games on a website, is inadvisable.

  • tat1123 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks - it did the trick. Not that I wasn't up on the situation. But another opinion was more than helpful.

    I have been reading the Apple News Info releases about the situation. I was aware Oracle had an emergency release take place today.

     

    TAT1123