Should you give Java the boot? The most recent Java vulnerability unveiled a host of weakness currently being exploited by malware distributors. Oracle just issued a fix for the Java vulnerabilities and protect against a new zero-day exploit that was spreading. But the fix still has a hole that allows attackers to exploit the Java virtual machine (JVM).
Apple has issued a Java security update tackles the CVE-2012-0547 bug but not the CVE-2012-4681 megabug currently stalking Java users.
So users boot Java out by uninstalling Java, or at minimum disable Java-related browser plugins.