Apple releases security update for Flashback exploit

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Screen Shot 2012-04-15 at 3.44.18 AMApple released an update to Mac OS X Lion that removes variants of Flashback malware and lets you know if it was on your Mac.

Once you install the update, if you don’t get any alert, it means you didn’t have the virus to begin with. However, if the malware is removed, OS X will notify you of the fact with a message box.

The Trojan infiltrated Macs and secretly gave hackers the ability to remotely control them.

It was first discovered hiding behind the looks of an Adobe Flash Player installer.

Again Apple has been criticized for its slow response and as Mac popularity increases, we will watch how the company reacts. In the meantime, getting an antivirus is a good idea.

A quick note for Hackintosh users: Installing the update via software center will work smoothly and shouldn’t cause any problems.

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