Apple release new update for Java

Apple has just released Java for OS X 2012-003. The update “removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware.”

The update disables Java for user whom have not used Java for an extended period of time and disables the automatic execution of Java applets.

“This Java security update removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware.

This update also configures the Java web plug-in to disable the automatic execution of Java applets. Users may re-enable automatic execution of Java applets using the Java Preferences application. If the Java web plug-in detects that no applets have been run for an extended period of time it will again disable Java applets.

This update is recommended for all Mac users with Java installed.

For details about this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5242

The update is available via Software Update or the support link above.

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