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Old Jan 11, 2013, 02:19 PM   #1
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problem with java being blocked

im running the latest version of mountain lion and I went and installed the latest java (for the first time on a new mac),but when trying to show java on a website it says "blocked plug-in" even thought I have java enabled in safari and in java control panel. When i click on "blocked plug-in" it tells me that my version of java is out of date and gives me a button which links back to the exact same page where I downloaded java in the first place.

Ive tried refreashing, restarting safari, restarting mac, software update, re-installing java and non of this is working.

Ive searched around the web and it seems that most people had problems when lion came out because java was disabled by default. But this isnt the case, as it just keeps linking me to download a newer version of java even if i have the latest version.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 02:25 PM   #2
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check the front page. Apple blocks it because there is a huge security issue.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 02:46 PM   #3
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check the front page. Apple blocks it because there is a huge security issue.
The front page article doesn't explain how to re-enable it.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 02:49 PM   #4
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I have the same issue, I just logged on to post about it but then saw this thread. I can't book the cinema tickets I'm supposed to take care of, can't log into my internet bank, it's totally annoying
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 03:11 PM   #5
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I haven't tried it yet, but seems like there's a solution here

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5559?viewlocale=en_US
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 03:53 PM   #6
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I have disabled the plugin in Firefox and System Preferences as a precaution. It is currently showing the warning in FF.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 03:55 PM   #7
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There is a solution on page 4 of the front page story to re-enable the Java 7 plugin.

I have it now working again, but you must remember your system is less secure. But no less secure than it has been for weeks/months.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 04:01 PM   #8
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Nevermind. See above.

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Old Jan 11, 2013, 04:34 PM   #9
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The front page article doesn't explain how to re-enable it.
That's true, but neither does your post.

A workaround is to install Chrome or maybe some other browser, where one can enable or disable Java manually, instead of being at the merits of what Apple considers safe to do.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 05:13 PM   #10
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That's true, but neither does your post.

A workaround is to install Chrome or maybe some other browser, where one can enable or disable Java manually, instead of being at the merits of what Apple considers safe to do.
Not Chrome. It's a 32-bit application and is incompatible with Oracle's 64-bit java plugin.

Firefox would serve.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:49 PM   #11
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Java news article...

In a rare warning, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is urging computer users to disable the Java software, citing what it says is a vulnerability in the Oracle's programming platform.

Apple said it is heeding the advice and has remotely disabled Java for most Mac users.

"Java 7 Update 10 and earlier contain an unspecified vulnerability that can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system," the Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Readiness Team said in a note posted Thursday. "We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem."

According to Reuters, the vulnerability makes it possible for hackers to install malware that enables them to commit identify-theft crimes or add infected computers to networks that can be used for cyber attacks.


Link to article:

http://www.latimes.com/business/tech...tory?track=rss
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