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Apple Pushes Out Another Mac Software Update To Battle Flashback

by Adriana Lee | April 12, 2012April 12, 2012 4:30 pm PST

Another day, another Apple software update to battle the Flashback trojan. Java for OS X 2012-003 makes some tweaks to Java in OS X to remove “the most common variants of the Flashback malware.” It also hobbles Java applets, disabling any auto-executing commands. And if it’s switched on again, the software kicks in to disable it if no applets have run in a while.

It has been reported that Flashback has infected 600,000+ Mac computers, so it’s a pretty widespread problem. If you haven’t updated your Mac software in a while, this would be a good time to do it. Just hit up Software Update in your Apple menu or System Preferences to install it.

[via MacRumors]


Adriana Lee

Adriana is the resident writer-slash-culture vulture who has written about everything from smartphones, tablets, apps, accessories, and small biz...

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