Thursday, April 12, 2012

Time to run Software Update again.

Apple has released yet another Java update, the third this month, that purports to not only protect against the Flashback malware, but to remove it if it already exists on your system.

There are separate versions of the updater for both Snow leopard and Lion. Run Software Update Now!

Apple also suggests that users disable Java in their web browsers, and they've posted notes on how to do that for Safari, Chrome and Firefox:

This Java security update removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware. If you do not use Java applets, it is recommended that you disable the Java web plug-in in your web browser.

This update is recommended for all Mac users with Java installed.

For more information on how to disable Java in your web browser see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5241