Friday, February 1, 2013
Apple has blocked Java in Mac OS X
January 25, Saturday, the Mac OS X users suddenly faced with the fact that programs written in the programming language Java, stopped working. So, Apple has blocked Java because of security problems.
Java enables programmers to develop many web-based applications and cross-platform applications that are installed on different operating systems, including Mac OS X also from Apple. Recall that in early January, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recommended to disable Java in the web-browser to prevent possible hackers. Oracle has released updates for known vulnerabilities in Java, however, ministry officials believe that Java still has gaps.
Apple sent users to "black" lists of programs that do not install and use. Apple has blocked the latest version of Java in the most recent versions of Mac OS X, as well as an older version of Java 6 in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Locking the programs and online-games using Java, in web-browsers.
Oracle had no immediate comment on the actions of Apple.