Apple Promises Tool to Remove Flashback Trojan

Today, Apple released a technical advisory addressing the Flashback trojan, which has been previously discussed (see earlier reports). The company strongly advises users of OS X 10.6 and 10.7 to apply the Java update released on April 3 to mitigate the vulnerabilities exploited by this malware.

For those still on OS X 10.5 Leopard or older versions, where Java has not yet been updated, the recommended precaution is disabling Java in their web browsers.

Additionally, Apple announced that it is in the process of developing a tool to detect and eliminate the Flashback malware, although no specific release date has been provided. Meanwhile, Apple is collaborating with various network service providers to deactivate or restrict access to the command and control servers utilized by the Flashback trojan for coordination.

[Source: The Loop]

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