Oracle: Mac users can download Java updates immediately upon release

The recent Flashback Trojan revealed that Java development for OS X hasn’t kept up with Java for other platforms, specifically Windows and Linux. The malware installs itself on a Mac by using an unpatched Java hole, a vulnerability that Oracle had fixed in Java for other operating systems. Although Apple eventually released a Software Update to patch a Java hole exploited by the Flashback Trojan, multiple instances of infection still could have been avoided completely with a timely Java update schedule.

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