Apple has released its next update in two days to the OS X implementation of Java. The very first update closed a vulnerability that has led to the infection of much more than 600,000 Macs through a trojan horse. The infections have been given enhanced media attention in the previous day, including a splashed headline on the Drudge Report.
Even though yesterday’s Java for OS X Lion 2012-001 update shut the vulnerability in Java one.six._29, there is no indication what the new update — named Java for OS X 2012-002 — fixes. The update notes link to the identical assist document as update 2012-001.
Final yr, Apple released a security update to OS X that would immediately eliminate malicious computer software from OS X installations. It isn’t distinct if the contaminated machines can be mounted through the inner OS X safety mechanisms.
In OS X Mountain Lion, the next edition of the OS X computer software that will be released this summertime, Apple will contain a function named Gatekeeper. The new system depends not only on Mac App Keep distribution as signifies of vetting applications, but also on a new “identified developer” plan beneath which developers distributing their programs external of the Mac App Retailer can register with Apple and get a customized certificate they can use to signal their programs. Apple can then use that system to track builders and disable their certificates if malicious activity is detected.