“The recently released Java 7 Update 11 has been blocked by Apple through its XProtect anti-malware feature in OS X,” Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider.

“Oracle issued the latest update to Java earlier this month to fix a serious zero-day security flaw,” Oliver reports. “The threat was so serious that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security had recommended that all Java 7 users disable or uninstall the software until a patch was issued.”

Oliver reports, “Apple took action on its own and quietly disabled the plugin through its OS X anti-malware system. And as noted by MacGeneration on Thursday, Apple has again updated its OS X XProtect list, this time to block Java 7 Update 11.”

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