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New Trojan Targets Apple Mac Users

New Trojan Targets Apple Mac Users

New Flashback Trojan virus targets Macs…

Computer security firm Intego has warn Apple Mac users of a new Torjan virus that is infecting computers at an increasing rate. Once infected, the Trojan steals passwords for websites such as Google, Paypal, and online banks.

The Trojan is a recent strain of the Flashback virus that appeared in September. The new variant, dubbed Flashback.G, infects computers by masking itself as a Java updater.

Users most at risk are those running previous version of OS X such as Snow Leopard, which included Java in the installation. However Java script is so widely in use that many people running the new OS X Lion (10.6) will have likely installed Java too.

Flashback G Trojan Targets Mac

Flashback G Trojan Targets Mac

If a Mac is infected, apps such as Safari and Skype will begin to crash frequently.

To secure your Mac from the Flashback.G Trojan, make sure you download the latest Java update directly from the Java website. And if you receive a pop up notification to install a new Java update, and you’re not sure if its authentic, follow the same procedure – head on over to the site and download directly.


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