I don’t mean the extensions that you install in your browser..., and Java fits into that category perfectly.
Let’s take a look at what Java is up to on OS X, and why you should chuck it to make your computer even more secure.
I'm reading the documentation at docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/install/… For the past couple of releases, Oracle has used a standard installer package to install Java 8.
With the release of Java 8 Update 65 though, Oracle returned to using an application to install Java.
Here’s a quick rundown: , meaning that anything online that needs Java will fail to run.
This will greatly increase security across the Web, but why?
The tool that wants to be installed would be "new" to your configuration. Is the helper tool different from various products?
Java itself comprises multiple items, so it’s easy to get them mixed up. However, this doesn’t mean that Macs are impenetrable.Java, a Web plug-in that was once ubiquitous but is dropping out of use in favor of HTML5, is still a valid security concern for Mac users.Java is a little bit more of a pain in the butt to check for updates for. 2) Click on the big red Verify Java version button that shows on the website.Unlike Flash, which allowed you to check for updates directly from the System Preferences app, Java on your Mac is set to check for updates automatically, and your Mac doesn’t want to let you disable this function despite how hard you might try (but why would you anyways? 3) You may or may not be asked to trust the website to run Java, if you are asked, Trust it: 4) Your Mac should now ask you if you want to run Java (yes, it asks this immediately after you trust it). 5) The online tool will run and attempt to verify the Java version you have.Java, just like Adobe Flash, is often a major security flaw waiting to happen for both Mac and PC owners.