Apple Releases Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 release 3
By Santhosh Reddy WILLY :
Apple today released Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 Release 3 which includes version 1.5.0_05 and improves functionality of J2SE 5.0 on Mac OS X v 10.4 Tiger 10.4.2 and later. This release does not replace the existing installation of J2SE 1.4.2.
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 Release 3 allows applications and applets developed for the J2SE 5.0 platform to run on Mac OS X v 10.4.2 and later. It is available via Software Update or as a standalone installer.
This update does not change the default version of Java on your Mac from Java 1.4.2 to J2SE 5.0, though Java applications that require J2SE 5.0 may specifically request it. You can change the preferred Java version for applications and applets by using the new Java Preferences utility. This utility is installed by the J2SE 5.0 update here: /Applications/Utilities/Java/J2SE 5.0/
Installing J2SE 5.0 Release 3
1. Get the J2SE 5.0 Update here.
2. Double-click the “J2SE50Release3.dmg” disk image file that you downloaded, and it will mount to appear as a disk in the Finder.
3. Open the mounted disk, then double-click the Installer icon.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
More info and download link (42MB) here.
Fighting Flashback, Apple issues second Mac update :
Apple still appears to be fighting the Flashback malware that was recently found to have infected more than a half-million Mac computers.
A second Java update has been released for Mac users, according to Mac security blog Intego.
No details are available as to why this latest update was released. Intego speculates that perhaps there was a small glitch in the first update. This latest update also seems geared just for the Lion version of Mac OS X, while the initial patch was designed for both Snow Leopard and Lion.
Some confusion also exists over the name, Intego noted. The support document for the new update lists the name as Java for OS X Lion 2012-001, but the Software Update on the Mac labels it Java for OS X 2012-002
Either way, Mac OS X users are urged to apply this update as soon as possible by launching Software Update on their computers and installing Java for OS X 2012-002.
“The Flashback malware has been very active in the wild, and can install with no user interaction, if Java is not patched,” Intego said.
Apple did not immediately respond to Santhosh Reddy WILLY’S blog comment .