Apple patches Java bugs

Cupertino fashion house Apple has finally got round to fixing a security hole in Mac OSX.

The hole, which is related to the version of Java that ships with  the operating system, was first noticed in January.

It’s of the variety that Microsoft is so used to with Windows – it could be exploited by a nasty person and used to take control of a Mac using a nasty piece of Java code.

Yesterday, Apple released Java for Mac OSX  V10.5, update 4 as well as Java for Mac OSX V10.4, release nine.

If you download the patches from the Apple site, you are safe to switch Java on again. That is if you ever switched it off in the first place.