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Java for OS X 2012-003 update kills Flashback malware, available now

Just this morning we noted that Apple had not yet come out with a tool to kill the Flashback malware, and that Kaspersky and F-Secure had both developed their own free tools. This afternoon, Apple released Java for OS X 2012-003 to remove "most common variants of the Flashback malware." According to the update notes, the Java web plug-in is also configured to disable the automatic execution of Java applets -- that's another way to keep malware like Flashback from spreading.
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Apple Releases Flashback Removal Tool for Macs Running OS X Lion without Java

Technology Industry News / Apple : MacRumors.com (2 years ago)

Following yesterday's release of fresh Java updates to remove the Flashback malware system from Macs running OS X Lion and Snow Leopard, Apple today released a standalone Flashback malware removal tool to clean infections from OS X ... Read Post

Apple's Flashback malware remover now live

Technology : Tech Talk (2 years ago)

Apple's removal tool for the Flashback malware is available as part of a Java security update Read Post

Apple releases promised Java security update that removes Flashback malware

Technology : The Next Web Blog (2 years ago)

We had reported yesterday that Apple was working to take down the servers distributing the Flashback malware and that it planned to release a removal tool. Now the removal patch... Read Post


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