Friday, April 13, 2012

Apple Releases its Flashback Removal Tool to Mac Users

Apple Java UpdateMake sure you take a moment to update your computer today, Mac users.

Apple has kept its word and released another Java update, this time to remove the most common variants of the Flashback malware.

Aside from that, Apple’s advisory on the Java update for Lion states that it will "configure the Java web plug-in to disable the automatic execution of Java applets" to help thwart future malware attacks. Lion users will be able to re-enable the feature, however if the Java web plug-in goes unused for an extended period of time it will automatically be disabled again.

Meanwhile, the details for the Java update for Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) recommends that the Java plug-in be disabled manually.

It is recommended that all Mac users who have Java installed on their machines apply the “Java for OS X Lion 2012-003” update.

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