The Flashback trojan for Mac. Are you infected? [u]

Let’s be honest: thanks to the usual laziness in security updates by Apple and a huge breach in Java, this time the threat is real.

It’s not a virus (a user action is required) and Macs are still much safer than PCs but any operating system can be infected (even iranian nuclear plants) and this is why Apple never advertised its computers as virus-free.

You can now check if you’re infected via few easy steps. Removal requires a more complicated procedure, though.

If you never thought about your Mac security, this could be the right time to buy one of the most precious applications ever made for a Macintosh: LittleSnitch.

Update: the latest update fixes the issue and removes the malware if it’s present (you can download it via Software Update).

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