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While the most recently discovered flaws an Java 7 may have been patched, there is still a general warning against using Java by the DHS. And yes, those patched vulnerabilities could be used against Mac systems as well as Windows. Remember the Flashback worm? Well, over 600,000 Mac users who bought into the "Macs don't get viruses" meme learned that they had been living in a fools paradise when their machines were infected. It is also worth mentioning that Apple hasn't provided Java for OS X since 6. Frankly, there is no compelling reason to continue using Java, and just because the most current round (of many) vulnerabilities has been patched, doesn't mean that they all have been.