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Flashback : When Mac OS X is not completely Free of Virus & Malware

April 7th, 2012 No comments

One of many reason why i use Macbook as my primary laptop is because the superior security from its Operating System, Mac OS X. Using Mac OS X means no virus, no trojan and no malware. But couple years ago, since the first virus found, Mac OS X is no longer invulnerable as we know it for couple of years. And today, it was turn out that Mac OS X is not as safe as before. According to report from Dr. Web (one of Russian antivirus company), there are more than half million Apple Mac computers have been infected by Trojan called “Flashback” or sometimes called as “BackDoor.Flashback.39“.
flashback trojan on mac os x
According to Dr. Web report, about 600,000 Mac computers have been installed by that malware and make them to be one of “botnet”. Most of the infected Mac computers reside in United States, Canada and United Kingdom. There has been no official statement from Apple regarding this issue. But Apple has released a security update to prevent this. I personally has update my Java using the last update Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7 just now. It should fixed the security hole.

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