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FLASHBACK trojan - 04-05-2012, 04:25 PM
This malware which has been in the news lately exploits vulnerabilities in Java 1.6.0_29, particularly in Safari and Firefox. Apple has patched it in 10.6.8 and 10.7.3 updates. If you're running 10.6.7 like I am, It's really easy to toggle java on and off in the java preferences: Applications/utilities/Java Preferences.app.
Run this app—if you have java installed, you'll see the version(s) and you can uncheck the box. I don't know if this works the same on pre 10.6.7 installations.
BTW: This malware also effects Oracle-Windows
Everything you need to know: http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/troj...shback_i.shtml
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