This Java security update removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware.
If you do not use Java applets, it is recommended that you disable the Java web plug-in in your web browser. For more information about how to disable Java in Safari, please see this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5241.
Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 8 delivers Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_31-b04-415 and supersedes all previous versions of Java for Mac OS X v10.6.
This update is recommended for all Mac OS X v10.6 users.
For information about the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222