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Quick protection for older Macs from the Flashback trojan

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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‘Flashback.G’ Trojan Is Infecting Macs With Older Java Runtime Software To Steal Your Personal Data

Technology Industry News / Apple : Cult Of Mac (2 years ago)

Intego, the company behind the popular VirusBarrier security software for the Mac, has uncovered a new trojan horse called ‘Flashback.G’ that infects Macs running older versions of Java Runtime. The software installs itself on your ... Read Post

Apple Releases New Flashback Trojan Removal Tool For Lion Users Without Java

Technology Industry News / Apple : Cult Of Mac (2 years ago)

Following two independent Java security updates and one last patch to detect and remove the Flashback trojan, Apple has released another software tool for getting rid of Flashback on a Mac running OS X Lion without Java installed. F... Read Post

Etc: Apple has issued a security update that fixes a critical vulnerability in the Java Framework. Attackers have been exploiting it to install the Flashback trojan on Macs that have Java installed.

Technology Industry News / Apple : Infinite Loop (2 years ago)

Apple has issued a security update that fixes a critical vulnerability in the Java Framework. Attackers have been exploiting it to install the Flashback trojan on Macs that have Java installed. Read More: Apple.com, Ars coverage Rea... Read Post


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