Apple has released new Java and Safari updates for Mac OS X 10.6.8, that help address the issue that Snow Leopard can’t run the latest Java SE 7, and instead is forced to continue running Java SE 6 (which is not being updated by Oracle, and contains security vulnerabilities).

After you apply the latest Java and Safari updates in Snow Leopard, when you visit a website in Safari that requires Java, you will now see an alert asking if you want to block or allow the Java applet. Alternatively you can manage websites to always allow Java from Safari’s preferences. This allows you to continue using the outdated Java SE 6 on sites you trust, but prevent Java applets from running on sites you don’t.