There are have been many articles about the virus "Flashback" and its impact on the Mac, including one written by this me on Examiner.com: Is it time for anti-virus on your Mac?. The numbers reported may seem large. However, statistics can be misleading and an ounce of prevention may be a better solution than an anti-virus software package at this point.
Apple seems to have patched this vulnerability within the last day or so with a Java update for Lion and Snow Leopard. The “however” here is the flaw seems to have been known for some time and a Windows patch was delivered back in February. Apple did take more time to update their Java install. It is out and available now, so patch your system soon. If you have not run a System Update, you can do so by:Read more
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