After Apple blocked Java a few weeks ago, I went into Sys Prefs > Software Update and I turned off the options to automatically download updates and to automatically install security updates. I just tried to use a Java-based site and got the message that Java has been blocked. As you can appreciate, I'm not happy. What's the point of having an option to disable automatic security updates if the system just goes ahead and installs the updates anyway even when you tell it not to? I know how to reverse the block by editing the plist, but how do you *actually* stop automatic updates in the first place? Edit: Update 13 makes the plugin work again, but my question still stands.