OS X Security: Various Developments
Various recent security developments.
What to do in general
- Surveillance Self-Defense | Tips, Tools and How-tos for Safer Online Communications
- Electronic Frontier Foundation
Apple security fixes
Apple has issued several security updates recently. Keep your Mac up to date with security updates.
Crapware for Macs via Java
For some of my programming needs (server side code and other stuff), I use the Java programming language*.
So it’s disturbing that Oracle now has started bundling crapware with the java SDK. MPG considers the way Oracle is doing this to be unethical. Apparently this was done for years with PCs, but now is doing it with Macs. Beware!!!
Oracle adds crapware to Java for Macs
A close look at how Oracle installs deceptive software with Java updates
As noted previously, do not install any software or add-ons or “free” stuff unless you absolutely positively require it and know exactly what it’s good for.
Safari browsing history
Don’t assume claimed privacy features actually work.
Years-old Safari private browsing bug saves URL of every page visited, remains unfixed