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Old Apr. 5th, '12, 11:12 am   #1
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Default Over 600,000 Macs infected with Flashback Trojan

Just an FYI

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/o...e_skin;content

Wow. over 55% of Macs in the US are infected and almost 20% of Macs in Canada....

I said it many months ago, hackers were now writing viruses specifically for Mac OS's (that old argument of Macs not getting viruses....buh bye)



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Old Apr. 5th, '12, 11:18 am   #2
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Thank you BBB. I've been saying that this would happen for years, but all those MAC fanpeople I know refused to believe it. MACs (and Apple products in general) are starting to gain elevation in the market, so it only makes sense that people would start writing viruses for them.

Now...I hope they all ask me to help them fix their issue so I can say I told you so.

And yes...I'm a jerk.



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Old Apr. 5th, '12, 11:23 am   #3
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Apple can take this as a compliment. They finally have a relevant share of the computer industry and are no longer being ignored.
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Old Apr. 5th, '12, 11:27 am   #4
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It was a matter of time. Any news on what has been done to address this (if anything)?



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Old Apr. 5th, '12, 11:32 am   #5
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are starting to gain elevation in the market, so it only makes sense that people would start writing viruses for them.
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It was a matter of time. Any news on what has been done to address this (if anything)?
Agreed.

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And yes...I'm a jerk
Agreed, but it's stating the obvious. Might as well use that as your sig.
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Old Apr. 5th, '12, 11:48 am   #6
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Yes, they provided links for the patches at the bottom of the article. (not linked here though)

Use the link I provided in the first post and scroll down until you see this part "You can grab the new version of Java that patches the security hole in question from Apple here: Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7 and Java for OS X Lion 2012-001. Additionally, F-Secure has instructions on how to remove this malware if you think your Mac may already be infected."



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Old Apr. 5th, '12, 12:04 pm   #7
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Thanks, going to update mine today.
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Old Apr. 5th, '12, 12:16 pm   #8
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Agreed, but it's stating the obvious. Might as well use that as your sig.
Now, that was uncalled for.



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Old Apr. 5th, '12, 1:11 pm   #9
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Now, that was uncalled for.
I'm sorry. I fixed it

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Old Apr. 5th, '12, 1:18 pm   #10
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That's it...we have to settle this at center ice! When's our next game?



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