“Apple has taken another step towards making OS X safer on the web,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes reports for Forbes. “An update released on Wednesday sees the Java plugin removed from all Mac-compatible browsers installed on the system.”
“Previously, Apple stopped bundling Java with OS X and instead gave users the option to install it themselves. A later update then turned Java off in the browser when users haven’t used it for a while,” Kingsley-Hughes reports. “Now Apple takes things to the logical conclusion.”
Kingsley-Hughes reports, “Most experts agree that unless you absolutely, positively need Java, the best thing that you can do is to disable it. Chances are that you won’t even notice that it’s gone. This update from Apple makes it simple for Apple users to do just that.”
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