Apr 11 2012
Apple Working on Update To Remove over 600,000 Macs of Java Flashback Virus
 

Apple Working on Update To Remove over 600,000 Macs of Java Flashback Virus

A malware called Flashback has infected 600,000 Macintosh computers worldwide through a Java security flaw.

According to reports, Apple is hard at work on a fix.

If you have been infected by the virus there are already you can read about it here, and also that Apple is working on a detection and removal tool.

 

Here are three things you need to do today:

— Check to see whether your Mac is infected by Mac Flashback. The social-networking news site Mashable has created a script that will do so for you. The instructions are on the Mashable website.

If the script does find an infection, which can be at either or both of two different places in the Mac OS X file system, removal is a bit complicated.

You’ll have to go into the Terminal app and take the Mac Flashback removal steps detailed by Finnish security firm F-Secure.

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