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Apple Releases Safari and Java Updates With Plug-In and Security Improvements

Apple today released a series of updates for both Safari and Java, addressing continued issues with Java security.

The Safari updates arrive as version 6.0.4 for OS X Mountain Lion and Lion and version 5.1.9 for OS X Snow Leopard. The updates, which can be obtained through the Software Update mechanism in OS X, add new site-specific options for enabling the Java plug-in.
Safari 6.0.4 and 5.1.9 allow you to enable the Java web plug-in on a website-by-website basis, with four settings to choose from.
Full details on how to use the site-specific options are available in an associated support document.

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Alongside today's Safari update, Apple has also released updated versions of Java 6. They arrive as Java for OS X 2013-003 for OS X Mountain Lion and Lion users and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 15 for OS X Snow Leopard users. The updates bring the Apple-provided Java 6 up to the latest Update 45 version of the software from Oracle, which released the update for other platforms earlier today. Java 7 updates are now handled by Oracle directly, and users should update through Oracle's site.

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21 months ago
A white list is the perfect way to manage Java usage for those that do need in for certain websites. Nice one.
Rating: 5 Votes
21 months ago
Safari feels snappier :D
Rating: 4 Votes
21 months ago

Safari feels snappier :D


HA! I was 3 min too late!

Good show!


About 4 years too late.

;)
Rating: 4 Votes
21 months ago
Yeah baby, Snow Leopard still alive.
I think my OS X 10.6 will exist until 2014.
Rating: 4 Votes
21 months ago
Snow Leopard updates are always a pleasure in this house. I don't look forward to working with Mountain Lion.
Rating: 4 Votes
21 months ago

Where is this update coming from ? Running 10.8.4 beta shows Safari 6.0.3


Yeah I'm not seeing it either. Maybe it only shows if you have java installed.


Nope. No Safari update for 10.8.4 beta users. Maybe with the next update.


Found the direct link here http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/42/19/041-9948/ukb1udm7ie7zsfjc8o1lkzs8dcpax9d8gt/Safari6.0.4Mountain.pkg as im also on 10.8.4.
Rating: 4 Votes
21 months ago
I'm glad they're still supporting Snow Leopard :D
Rating: 3 Votes
21 months ago
Thanks for not ditching us Snow Leopard people yet lol :)

disabled that crap in Chrome and have yet to notice, java's only feature is to give you a virus


Some of us still need it though, so improvements like this are nice to see.
Rating: 2 Votes
21 months ago

I'm confused... I remember Apple removing Java entirely and I thought they just left it to Oracle to distribute it. I downloaded java from Oracle directly. So what is this and wtf is going on? :confused:


Calm down. Apple has and continues to support Java 1.6 for Mac OS X 10.6.8 through Mac OS X 10.8. Oracle supports Java 1.7 on Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8.
Rating: 2 Votes
21 months ago
To be honest I don't care, all I want is my beloved activity window back!!!
Rating: 2 Votes

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