Macs and Anti-virus – and a Trojan warning

By Ross Madden
Published on April 9, 2012 1:10 pm MT
Updated on May 26, 2022 12:20 pm MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Security News

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UPDATE: Apple Software Update (top left Apple Menu -> Software Update) now has a patch for the Flashback malware – it will appear as something similar to ‘Java for OS X 2012-003’ – Be sure to run software update to protect yourself from this vulnerability!


CSU has begun to see infections of Mac OS X, of the kind talked about in a variety of recent news stories, including this blog post about the “Fakeflash/Flashback” Trojan from the New York Times last Friday: .

Apple describes the Java-based vulnerability here: and has produced a patch which should be applied as soon as possible, ideally through regular application of Apple Software Update. The Symantec client for Mac is available for purchase at RamTech for CSU-owned computers, and for free download from the ACNS web site for personally owned computers.

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