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How do you upgrade Java on 10.5.9?
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Apr 12, 2012, 07:12 PM
 
If Apple is building Java for Macs, and they're they only have a patch for 10.6 & 10.7, what do you do if you're on 10.5 or lower? I tried installing the 10.6 java update but it gives me a message saying it's only for version 10.6.
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Apr 13, 2012, 03:47 AM
 
Either you disable Java or you upgrade to SL. Sorry, but Apple does not support software two versions old. This is not a good policy on their part, but it is what it is. This is also likely part of the reason Apple will stop shipping Java for Mac - they don't want to keep making security updates for it.
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Apr 13, 2012, 06:20 AM
 
Haven't they already stopped bundling Java with Lion, or was that just pre-announced a while ago without being implemented?

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Apr 13, 2012, 07:14 AM
 
They have stopped bundling it, but the only release for Macs is still the one from Apple, which will auto-download as soon as you try to start a Java app. There is a project run by Oracle with some support from Apple that will bring Java SE 7 to Lion, but it does not seem to be done yet, and Oracle did not take over responsibility for patch the Mac version of Java 6.
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Apr 15, 2012, 12:21 PM
 
10.5.9 ?
     
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Apr 15, 2012, 09:20 PM
 
He must know someone important inside apple...

Sorry -- I meant 10.5.8.
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Apr 16, 2012, 04:50 AM
 
OK!!
     
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Apr 16, 2012, 09:33 AM
 
10.5.x and prior are totally insecure.
They have dozens of unpatched vulnerabilities.
     
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May 2, 2012, 08:05 AM
 
Would software like Little Snitch help protect threats from sending out data?

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May 2, 2012, 10:02 AM
 
Yes, that's one way to mitigate issues. As I analyzed a while back, 10.5 is not so terribly insecure yet, but you have to disable Java.

In other news, Oracle has now started delivering Java SE7, but only for Lion.
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