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Manage site-specific Java settings in Safari Apps
Apple has released Safari 6.0.4, and 5.1.9, which, together with a recent update to Java, provides site-specific settings for activating Java. As Java has become a widely-exploited vector for malware attacks, it's a good idea to keep it turned off if you don't need it. The problem is, however, that many people do need it, and the safest way to protect from drive-by attacks on malicious websites is to provide a site-specific activation method.

Safari 6.0.4 offers this. If you visit a website that tries to load a Java applet, a dialog will ask if you want to block or allow the applet. You can later go to Safari > Preferences > Security, and click on Manage Website Settings (just after the Allow Java option) to view a list of websites which have attempted to load Java applets. You can then change the behavior for each of those sites.

Get more info about Java and Safari in Apple's technical note.
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Manage site-specific Java settings in Safari
Authored by: agentx on Apr 17, '13 07:59:42AM

At last, now hopefully every Xprotect update and Java update will not break all my sites that require Java for specific mission critical tasks !

oh it still will......but hey an improvement to allow by site.



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Manage site-specific Java settings in Safari
Authored by: slb on Apr 17, '13 09:16:58AM

Excellent move by Apple. Would have been nice to do this before the last 4 updates wreaked havoc at work, but hey, better late than never!



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Manage site-specific Java settings in Safari
Authored by: msadesign on Apr 18, '13 05:23:20AM

OK, went to nytimes.com, as well as dailybeast.com, both of which use java. But the sites don't show in the new dialog. User error no doubt.

(btw: I'm not a new user but I do see the yellow banner?)



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