Alarmed About Botnet Trojan, Apple Releases Update for Macs
As Apple grows, so will the number of viruses that can affect it systems. Today, it issued a Java update to keep one of these viruses, the Flashback trojan, at bay.
Flashback is a type of malware that is transferred to your computer by masquerading as a safe browser plug-in. When a person goes to an infected website housing the malware, he will be prompted to download a plugin, such as flash, in order to view content. Giving permission allows the malware to execute and download to your computer. Evolved versions of the virus use a hole in Apple’s version of Java to download to your Mac immediately after you open the webpage.