Apple Nabs Java Exploit That Bypassed Disabled Plugin

Trailrunner7 writes “Apple on Thursday released a large batch of security fixes for its OS X operating system, one of which patches a flaw that allowed Java Web Start applications to run even when users had Java disabled in the browser. There have been a slew of serious vulnerabilities in Java disclosed in the last few months, and security experts have been recommending that users disable Java in their various browsers as a protection mechanism. However, it appears that measure wasn’t quite enough to protect users of some versions of OS X.”

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