I have been using the JAva web plugin for a while, and managed to get past the problem with the Oracle Java 7 plugin successfully, but today, the Java web plugin is not working for me at all, and I'm struggling to find out why.
When I visit java.com and run their detection page, afer about a minute, it comes back with "We are unable to verify if Java is currently installed and enabled in your browser."
I've followed the advice at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5559 on how to re-enable the old Java 6 web plugin, I've tried reinstalling the Oracle plugin... but no matter what I do (restarting Safari, enabling disabling Java in Safari preferences, rebooting the Mac), I still cannot get it working in Safari.
This is a massive problem as website myself and my 20,000 colleagues use to log in to work remotely depends on the Java web plugin. Right now (as in this morning)... the only option I have is to use a different OS (i.e. Windows).
Longer term, I really want to get this working on OS X again - any advice on further troubleshooting?
Apple has barred Java from running on Macs, leaving companies that rely on Java plug-ins out in the cold.
Apple blocked Java 7 Update 11 by adding it to the banned list in XProtect.
This is the second time in two weeks that Apple has blocked Oracle's code from running on Macs. This time Java is blocked through Apple's XProtect anti-malware feature.
Java has come under fire as the means by which hackers have been able to gain control of computers. In April 2012 more than 600,000 Macs were reported to have been infected with a Flashback Trojan horse that was being installed on people's computers with the help of Java exploits. Then in August Macs were again at risk due to a flaw in Java, this time around, there was good news for Mac users: Thanks to changes Apple has made, most of us were safe from the threat.
Unwilling to leave its customers open to potential threats Apple has apparently decided it's safer to block Java entirely.
Macs running OS X Snow Leopard and beyond are affected.
Oracle on Friday February 1 released a new version reportedly addressing vulnerabilities seen with the last build.
Apple disabled Java 7 through the OS X XProtect anti-malware system, requiring users to have at least version "1.7.0_10-b19" installed on their Macs. The release dated February 1 carries the designation "1.7.0_13-b20," meeting Apple's requirements.
Oracle "strongly recommends" applying the CPU fixes as soon as possible, saying that the latest Critical Patch Update contains 50 new security fixes across all Jave SE products.