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Java for OS X Lion 2012-003:
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"About Java for OS X Lion 2012-003
This Java security update removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware.
(Flashback has changed/evolved many times)

This update also configures the Java web plug-in to disable the automatic execution of Java applets. Users may re-enable automatic execution of Java applets using the Java Preferences application. If the Java web plug-in detects that no applets have been run for an extended period of time it will again disable Java applets.

Java for OS X Lion 2012-003 delivers Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_31 and supersedes all previous versions of Java for OS X Lion.

This update is recommended for all Mac (Lion) users with Java installed.
(Update: On Apr. 13th Apple posted their Flashback malware removal tool separately)

Please quit any web browsers and Java applications before installing this update.

System Requirements: OS X 10.7"

See Apple support doc listing below for article on security fixes in this update.
  

Java for OS X 10.6 Update 8:
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"About Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 8
This Java security update removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware.

If you do not use Java applets, it is recommended that you disable the Java web plug-in in your web browser. For more information about how to disable Java in Safari, please see this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5241.

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 8 delivers Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_31 and supersedes all previous versions of Java for Mac OS X v10.6.

This update is recommended for all Mac OS X v10.6 users.
(System Requirements: OS X 10.6.8)

Please quit any web browsers and Java applications before installing this update."

See below for Apple article on security fixes in this update.
  

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