Apple Patches Java Hole Nearly a Year After Initial Discovery
Fortunately no serious damage was done during the meantime
With close to 75 million OS X distributions reportedly in the wild, triple the number two years ago, Apple has to start taking security more seriously. Fortunately for Apple users, while security researchers regularly demonstrate OS X exploits, the Black Hat community remains rather apathetic to attacking the Mac community.
The latest highlight in a growing picture that OS X may not be as secure as some think came in May when security firm Intego, which makes security software for Macs, warned users of a Java flaw in the OS X Java distribution which could allow Java applets to execute malicious code. Intego complained, “Apple has been aware of this vulnerability for at least five months, since it was made public, but has neglected to issue a security update to protect against this issue.”
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