Mozilla announced that it has given rise to blocking operations for old versions of plug-in Java on Firefox for Mac users in order to prevent danger arising from Trojan Flashback, which in these days scare continues to holders of the system marked the bitten apple. The move comes two weeks after the decommissioning of outdated versions of Oracle software on Firefox Windows: the delay, Mozilla explains, is due to the wait for the plug-in patch released by Apple as of April 3.
The company points out those efforts to replace things are progressing positively. If not later than two weeks ago the Mac was infected more than 600,000, today that number has fallen by about 60%. In witness whereof, the security company Symantec said yesterday that the botnet now controls less than 100,000 systems. Mozilla has set up as a result a partial block both for reasons of safety, both to fix a bug in Firefox which prevents us from properly charging the plug-in. Malfunction will be fixed on April 24 with the release of patches 12 Firefox.
The block is permanent for all users who have an operating system OS X 10.5, Tiger or any machine or any other version older. Since Apple does not provide more support in this regard, it is impossible to get the Java update for these systems, so that the plug-in is no longer functioning.
We must point out however that the user can disable the lock at any time but must be aware of the risks faced since it uses a vulnerable version of the OS and therefore particularly exposed to danger.