For those of you who care about such things, there is a potential exploit for Java 7 (1.7) which I tragically found out about on Slate about a week later than I really ought to have had.
That said, as a mac user who is squirly about installing the latest Java, I was pretty sure I hadn’t updated yet.
How does one know for sure? Open terminal, type “java -version” and the version you are using will spit out.
If you want to change that version – well goodnight and good luck. Here is an article that is a very good summary about concerns on different ways of swtiching your Java version.