Apple Release JAVA Update – Removes FLASHBACK

SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND UPDATE:

Earlier this evening Apple released a new JAVA update for OS X 10.6 and 10.7. All JAVA users are advised to apply this update. Apple continues to aggressively work to dismantle the FLASHBACK botnet with the assistance of Internet Service Providers.

The Update information can be found here:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5242?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

The update can be applied by using Software Update.

Java for OS X Lion 2012-003.

Summary

This Java security update removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware.

Products Affected

Java, Product Security, OS X Lion, Mac OS X v10.6

This Java security update removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware.

This update also configures the Java web plug-in to disable the automatic execution of Java applets. Users may re-enable automatic execution of Java applets using the Java Preferences application. If the Java web plug-in detects that no applets have been run for an extended period of time it will again disable Java applets.

Java for OS X Lion 2012-003 delivers Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_31 and supersedes all previous versions of Java for OS X Lion.

This update is recommended for all Mac users with Java installed.

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