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Re: Update on the Java vulnerability



That page says it won't install on any system that has Xcode installed, so I guess everyone on this list is safe. :)

On Apr 5, 2012, at 6:07 PM, sam wrote:

> On 05/04/2012 20:23, Mickey Segal wrote:
>> Is Appleā€™s recommendation just to get the Java update described by as
>> described on 3 April by Mike Swingler?
>
> The Java update contains Java 6u31, which is the version that fixes this
> particular security hole. Given that fact, I don't see a particular need
> to care what Apple do or don't recommend?
>
> As for checking if your system is already infected, the BBC story [1]
> linked to this F-Secure page:
>
> https://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/trojan-downloader_osx_flashback_i.shtml
>
> Seems to me this security hole is a pretty good example of why Apple are
> moving to a position where their Java is taken directly from the same
> codebase as on every other platform... and is somebody else's
> responsibility. :)
>
> --sam
>
> [1] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17623422
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