New Flashback variant silently infects Macs
A new Flashback Trojan has been discovered that infects Macs without prompting the user for a password. If you haven’t updated Java on your Mac, or disabled it entirely, you could be a victim.
Posted on April 24, 2012 by thegtapatriot in Apple, News, Technology
Tagged Apple, Flashback, flashback trojan, infection, Java, mac, Macintosh, Malware, password, Symantec, trojan, Trojan Horses, virus
Most modern Macs have Java installed, so they could be vulnerable to the Flashback. While Apple posted a security fix for Mac OS X Lion and Mac OS X Snow Leopard, there are many millions of Macs running older software. Still there’s an easy way to prevent a Java drive-by attack, besides pulling the plug.
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Tagged Apple, fix, Flashback, Java, mac, Mac OS, Mac OS X Lion, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Macintosh, Macs, trojan
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