OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 Update: Boot Camp Support Windows 8 and 3TB HDD, Safari 6.0.3 and more

Mountain Lion
Mountain Lion
Mountain Lion (Image credit: digitalART2 – Flickr.com)

Apple OS X Mountain Lion version 10.8.3 update brings Windows 8 and 3TB hard drive support for Boot Camp, Safari 6.0.3, redeem iTunes gift cards using Mac’s camera, and other fixes that improve performance, stability, and security.

Apple released OS X Mountain Lion version 10.8.3 update today. New in the update is Boot Camp now support for installing Windows 8 and support Macs with 3 TB hard drive. A new way to redeem iTunes gift cards in Mac App Store using your Mac’s build-in camera. Safari 6.0.3 is included in the latest update with improved performance.

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Warning: Disable Java in Your Web Browser Immediately

Java coffee and code
Java coffee and code
Java coffee and code (Image credit: Actualidad Informática)

On 10 January 2013, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued a warning advising users to disable Java because a serious exploit found allows hackers to take control of users’ computers (Macs, PCs, Linux).

While waiting for Oracle to release a Java update fix, Apple had quietly disabled Java on Macs by blacklisting it. On the other hand, Mozilla promotes Firefox’s Click To Play feature which does not auto load Java plugin until you clicks to enable it.

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