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Posted on January 14th, 2013 at 9:27 AM EDT
Oracle patched Java over the weekend, fixing the vulnerability that has caused such an uproar. Fortunately, upgrading is easy. Mac users who have Java 7 Update 10 or earlier installed should be prompted to upgrade automatically. If you choose not to upgrade, you will continue to be unable to use Java applets on web sites, and will be prompted to upgrade whenever loading a page with a Java applet and with Java enabled in Safari. Of course, Java should still be kept disabled in the web browser whenever possible to protect against future vulnerabilities!