Apple may have appeared to have pulled off a coup in persuading Oracle to maintain Java for Mac but can Oracle be trusted to get it right?
The emergence of the Flashback Trojan - which exploited a vulnerability in Mac OS X's version of Java - earlier this year led to a lot of flak for both Oracle and Apple. The vulnerability was known about and fixed in the Windows and Linux versions of Java, but remained exposed in OS X for several more weeks.
===> The fact that Apple is ultimately responsible for maintaining Java on OS X saw Apple's ability to protect its users questioned. <===