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Apple releases removal tool for ‘Flashback’ malware

Apple on Thursday released Java update for OS X that removes a number of common variants of the Flashback trojan virus. Discovered last week to have infected more than 600,000 Mac computers, Flashback is a trojan that is capable of intercepting sensitive data and transmitting it back to an attacker. Security experts at F-Secure published instructions on how to manually detect and remove the malware, but Apple’s new Java update will handle the process automatically.
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Apple releases promised Java security update that removes Flashback malware

Technology : The Next Web Blog (3 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

Apple Hits Flashback Trojan With Second Java Update

Technology : Shelly Palmer Digital Living (3 years ago)

Apple has issued a second security update aimed at Flashback, the Mac malware that has reportedly infected 600,000 computers since last year. Read the full story at PC World Read Post

Apple Releases Mac Flashback Trojan Removal Tool

Technology : TechCrunch (3 years ago)

Apple has now released a tool that removes the Flashback Trojan from infected Mac computers, according to a security update posted to Apple.com on Thursday. The malicious software, which some have casually referred to as the "Mac vi... Read Post


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