Security issue requires disabling of Java in Internet browsers
Published on January 11 2013
All Internet users are asked to disable the Java plug-in in their web browsers after a critical security vulnerability was discovered Thursday. The flaw affects all versions of Oracle’s Java 7 (version 1.7) up to update 10 on all operating systems.
Click on the following links for instructions to disable Java:
Instructions and futher information are available at http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/625617.
Users of the Java JDK should remove Java 1.7 from their systems.
For Mac users:
Java runtime is not installed on Mac OS X 10.7.x and Mac OS X 10.8.x by default. If you have installed Java 7 on your computer and wish to remove it, please delete the file /Macintosh HD/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.7.0.jdk.
For more complete instructions on how to remove Java see this document on Oracle's site (http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/webnotes/install/mac/mac-jdk.html) and see the bottom section entitled "Uninstalling the JDK."