Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Apple hacked, and Java is the weak spot - Chicago Sun-Times

Check for software updates immediately, if you're using Mac OS; check the link below for more details on Java's latest security nightmare
"Yes. It’s official. Just as the Pinto is inextricably linked to getting covered with gasoline and burning to death in a minor collision, so does the public link the Java browser plugin with systems getting hacked. High-profile systems. Apple was just the latest victim to make the national news. In a statement Tuesday, the company reported that a “small number of systems” used Apple were infected with malware that exploits a previously unknown hole in Java security. These Macs were infected after their owners visited a website for software developers. Apple says that they’ve found no evidence that any data left Apple due to the malware, and they’ve already released a software update that patches the vulnerability. Apple users: Select “Software Update” under the Apple menu and then click on the “Updates” button to find and install it."
Apple hacked, and Java is the weak spot - Chicago Sun-Times
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