Mac OSX Java Exploit Found

Recently, it has been found that there is a new virus infecting OSX users running an outdated version of Java. An outside security firm reports the virus has infected roughly 600,000 mac computers to date with 56.6% of those being within the United States. The virus exploits Java and is dubbed “Trojan-Downloader:OSX/Flashback.I” and it connects to a remote site to download its payload, and the malware upon succesfull infection, modifies targeted webpages that the web browser displays. This poses the threat of indentity theft of the user on the infected computer.

For more information on a summary of what this virus does and how to remove it, please read see this article:

Mac Virus Summary & Disinfection

Keep in mind, there are variants of the virus and those vairants may require additonal steps to remove. Please see here for further disinfection instructions:

Mac Trojan Variant Removal

We recommend after removing the virus that you change all your passwords including email and cPanel. Please read our article on Password Security for more information. See our articles on changing your passwords:

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Carrie Smaha
Carrie Smaha Senior Manager Marketing Operations

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