Apple has released a new software update for users of OS X Lion v10.7 and later. The released software update is version 1.6.0_37 and is 67.2 MB in download.
This update as said by Apple in a released blog note, removes the Apple-provided Java applet plug-in from all web browsers. Apple is asking to close all browser and Java related software, before installing the update.
It’s a well known fact in the developer world that Java isn’t great for security with security breaches happening every now and then. For instance, the recent recent Flashback Trojan was responsible for compromising million of MAC’s.
However, there might be scenarios when you need Java on your web-browser, “To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled “Missing plug-in” to go download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.”
Apple is trying to distant itself from releasing built-in Java updates in future, and not dumping it. Java, though might be insecure, it’s still big and the web is too dependent on it.