Security Update 2005-002 Released

auxplage

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Security Update

Security Update 2005-002 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes the following components:

Java Web Start
JavaPluginCocoa.bundle
JavaScriptCore
Core Java classes


For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798
 

wrldwzrd89

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Yay! Looks like Apple found and fixed bug(s) in their Java implementation. Hopefully the change helps performance too.
 

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Now available via software update:
Security Update 2005-002 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes the following components:

Java Web Start
JavaPluginCocoa.bundle
JavaScriptCore
Core Java classes

For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798
 

varmit

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Ahhh, but does it stop the pop ups.

Edit: Just rebooted, seems fine. Even seemed quicker on bootup too. :D
 

Peterkro

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I've been to Drudgerort and CNN and didn't get pop-unders.If this means aything I'm not sure as I don't always get them(I don't think I visited in last 24hrs but with time difference can't be sure)maybe someone else could have a go.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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daveway00 said:
What problems were yall having with Java? I haven't experienced any/
Many small programs written in Java depend on the Java Virtual Machine and the Java framework of Mac OS X to run, from features on webpages to small more or less useful applications you may run for whatever reason... and many of these have not performed too well mainly because of issues with (and plain poor implementation of) Java on Mac OS X...

Havn't you ever been to a Webpage that makes your browser and even system very sluggish...? (Not counting pages with lots of Flash, which may have the same effect, but that's for another thread... ;))
 

Daveway

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
Havn't you ever been to a Webpage that makes your browser and even system very sluggish...? (Not counting pages with lots of Flash, which may have the same effect, but that's for another thread... ;))
Ha. CNet.com is the master slow down.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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daveway00 said:
Ha. CNet.com is the master slow down.
I see what you mean, that flash thingy that showed headlines was quite a little resource hog, but luckily adblocker took care of all the advertising on the site - even if I haven't been to the site since "switching" back to Firefox and installing it... :D
 

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Bravo to Apple for addressing the pop-under issue so quickly.

Nicely done.

I was really starting to get "irritated."

Forgot what a pain in the butt those things were. :mad:
 

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My god people! Do you really expect a Security Update to "fix" all of Java's problems?

This fix is actually only fixing one bug in Java, even though it has to be implemented in a bunch of places in order for it to work properly. It has to do with Applet handling and such. You all shouldn't be expecting to see 200% speed improvements.

Then again, if you install this update, and then shutdown your computer and then install a CPU upgrade card before you restart, and then reboot... I guess then you would see a modest speed boost.
 

CubaTBird

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i dunno... the more and more times i see security updates from apple that are 16 and even 21 megs i worry... microsofts only seem to be 224 k or 345 k at times... :rolleyes: :(
 

dpclark

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was getting a lot of spinning beachballs using ebay (uk version) prior to installing the update - but not anymore - looks like mayby safari was struggeling with all the javascript? or is it just coincidence?
 

iGary

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CubaTBird said:
i dunno... the more and more times i see security updates from apple that are 16 and even 21 megs i worry... microsofts only seem to be 224 k or 345 k at times... :rolleyes: :(
That's becuase they have 20 security patches a week. :D
 

instantypo

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home directory wiped

No, I didn't install the update yet. But I've just been through hell. I experienced something that didn't even appear in my worst nightmare. While dragging and dropping apple loops in Garageband '05, which didn't seem to work, I clicked on GarageBand Help and it said "No help available for GarageBand". Right after that I noticed that my desktop files were no longer showing. I clicked on the Finder and to my disgust I saw that my user was completely empty, all my pics, my music (500 m4p's included), my movies, my prefs, everything!! My user was reset to factory settings. I never even saw it happen. This is hell, and it happened on OS X while doing normal stuff!!! This wasn't windows!

One would think that the data should still be on the hard disk, since there never was a 'delete' action ...

Thanks to .Mac and iPod I recovered my 'open' emails, lost all archives, I recovered my address book, my bookmarks, and via iPodRip (thanks guys!) I recovered all my music (4500 songs).

But all the things I did lose are enough to make unhappy for a long time. I was a real mac evangelist but I will be a bit less triumphant from now on since 'window things' CAN happen to Macs. And that I never experienced since using macs since 1999.

Sorry to share this bad news and shatter some dreams ...

I'll go now and install that security update.
 

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longofest said:
My god people! Do you really expect a Security Update to "fix" all of Java's problems?

This fix is actually only fixing one bug in Java, even though it has to be implemented in a bunch of places in order for it to work properly. It has to do with Applet handling and such. You all shouldn't be expecting to see 200% speed improvements.

Then again, if you install this update, and then shutdown your computer and then install a CPU upgrade card before you restart, and then reboot... I guess then you would see a modest speed boost.
My iMac G5 Xbenched out at 375 after the update. :D
 

Philoman

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i dunno... the more and more times i see security updates from apple that are 16 and even 21 megs i worry... microsofts only seem to be 224 k or 345 k at times... :rolleyes: :(
CubaTBird, would you rather use XP daily for your work? How many security issues do you face on the mac versus a XP? You should not judge the update by its size. one line of code can do wonder or vise versa. Perhaps, apples updates are an overwrite of a long code. They could also be working 16mb minus 345k harder than Microsoft?

I'm not a mac fanatic like some worshipers. Just telling it like I see it.