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Apple to coin a remedy for Flashback malware

Apple announced on Tuesday that it started working on a tool for the Flashback malware detection and removal and also on the development of other security improvements. The communication appeared on Apple’s official site in a support document:

“Apple is developing software that will detect and remove the Flashback malware.

In addition to the Java vulnerability, the Flashback malware relies on computer servers hosted by the malware authors to perform many of its critical functions. Apple is working with ISPs worldwide to disable this command and control network.”

The virus is currently installed on more than 600K Macs from all over the world and due to the fluster produced last week, Apple already released two Java security updates in order to find and to steady the vulnerabilities on Macs running OS X 10.7 and OS X 10.6.

The support document does not include specifications about the release of the software, but Apple never runs late when it comes to serious issues of its devices performances. Anyway, until then, you can use the FlashbackChecker and see if the software might be useful for you too once Apple releases it. FlashbackChecker is a tool that checks for the Flashback virus in your system and reports its existence and you can get it for free form github.

Source: 9to5 Mac

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