Apple Blocks Java in OS X (Updated)


UPDATE: Feburary 4, 2012 – Java Patch Available, OS X Re-Enabled

Thursday, January 31, Apple blocked and disabled all versions of Java in OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and later. This means you will not be able to run any applications or websites that require Java on your Mac. (This does not apply to JavaScript)

Functionality for applications such as Blackboard Collaborate may be affected.

Apple disabled Java because of ongoing vulnerabilities in the Java framework that allows Internet attackers to compromise the Apple operating system.

Information Services is actively exploring alternatives and will contact the NU community when a solution is found.

More Information:

US-CERT Java Vulnerability Notice

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