Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) removes java from OS X (Macintosh)
Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) has taken another step towards making OS X safer by removing Java plugin from all Mac-compatible browsers installed on the system.
The latest Apple update for Macintosh operating system blocks Java from running in the browser. If users come across a web page that requires Java, they are offered a chance to download the latest version.
Java provides extra functionality to users while using the web browsers. Java is a general-purpose, concurrent, class-based, object-oriented language that is specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible
One of the main reason of Apple backing up from Java is the security reasons and Java’s vulnerabilities of being hacked. In April a Flashback Trojan infected an estimated 600,000 Macs and Apple was mostly blamed for poor security of its OS X operating system. Then, in August, another serious vulnerability found in the platform that put millions of Mac users at risk from hacker.