Java Security Update Patches OS X Lion, Mac OS X v10.6 Flashback Malware

Java Security Update Patches OS X Lion, Mac OS X v10.6 Flashback Malware - Siri Now Speaks Hindi & Arabic via Google Proxy Server

Apple this week released a secruity update to patch the Flashback malware that affected 600,000 Macs. This update is recommended for all Mac users with Java installed.

The latest update, Java for OS X 2012-002, supersedes the -001 update Apple released earlier this week, and indeed the KB article linked from the -002 update is still the -001 version.

"Java for OS X Lion 2012-003 delivers Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_31 and supersedes all previous versions of Java for OS X Lion," Apple notes in the KB article.

"This Java security update removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware. This update also configures the Java web plug-in to disable the automatic execution of Java applets. Users may re-enable automatic execution of Java applets using the Java Preferences application. If the Java web plug-in detects that no applets have been run for an extended period of time it will again disable Java applets," Apple said in a support article kb HT5242.

Apple patches Flashback malware

Go fire up Software Update and grab this 66.8MB update now, or use the following links to download the update manually:

Java for OS X 2012-002
Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7

Siri now speaks Hindi, Arabic via Google API Server

In other, Apple news, we already have official Apple confirmation of Italian, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish as new languages to be supported by Siri in 2012, and the cupertion company also rolled out Japanese support in iOS 5.1 last month on 8 March 8.

Now, Siri is speaking Hindi through a proxy server. "It connects to "my Google API Server," presumably for the translation, but there is "still lots of work to be done," tweeted @kunalkaul123.

Also, the Siri begin speaking Arabic!

Watch the video below demonstrating Siri speaking Hindi:

Siri speaking Arabic: