Friday, February 1, 2013
UPDATED Feb 1, 2013:
Today Oracle released a new version of Java 7 that addresses the recent security vulnerabilities. You can download a new copy at http://www.java.com, which will allow you to use Java in Safari/Firefox on sites such as Blackboard.
This fix does not address applications created for Java 6, such as Banner and Oracle eBusiness suite. If you have a USD owned Mac and are unable to use these resources, please call the ITS Help Desk at (619) 260-7900.
An update today by Apple has disabled Java on Macs running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), and 10.8 (Mountain Lion) due to a securit vulnerability. This prevents users in Safari from using USD resources that require Java, including Blackboard and Banner. It also prevents Apple computers from using the older Java version 6 for programs built with Java. At this time, we do not know when Oracle will release an updated version of Java.
While we wait for a solution, one alternative is to download and run Mozilla Firefox for any websites that require Java - you can download Mozilla at http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
For more on this, you can read an article on NBC News.
Contact ITS Help Desk for more information.