Apple releases fix for Flashback malware

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Donald Melanson
April 12th, 2012
In this article: apple, flashback, java, malware, os x, OsX, security, update
Apple releases fix for Flashback malware
It promised earlier this week that a fix was coming, and Apple has now delivered a Java security update that is says removes "the most common variants of the Flashback malware." That update also reconfigures the Java web plug-in to disable the automatic execution of Java applets by default (in Lion, at least -- those still on Snow Leopard are advised to do that themselves), although folks can re-enable that functionality if they choose. As usual, OS X users can download the update through the Software Update application.
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