Apple has released an important Java for Mac update after it discovered Chinese hackers have managed to exploit yet another vulnerability in the Java plug-in. The Java update patches the security hole and you can install it by running System Update in OS X.
However, if you’re having problems updating, you can download the updates and install them manually. Remember that there are two versions of Java depending on which version of OS X you are using – one for Snow Leopard and one for those using Lion or above.
If you’re sick and tired of the constant security vulnerabilities with Java for Mac, here are some reasons why maybe you can live without it altogether.