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Apple patches the Java hole its own developers fell into - eventually

Apple patches the Java hole its own developers fell into - eventually | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Shortly after admitting that its own techies got infected thanks to a Java hole, Apple has pushed out a Java update for the rest of us.

Apple, with this most recent update, seems to have washed ...

 

Both Facebook and Apple have now admitted to being owned due to malicious Java code hosted inadvertently by a website popular with mobile developers.



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Nobody is PERFECT!!!

 

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Apple's own Macs bitten by Java-based malware attack

Apple's own Macs bitten by Java-based malware attack | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple released a statement today acknowledging that they were victims of the same attackers that Facebook talked about last week. A zero-day Java vulnerability infected Apple Mac developers through...

 

According to Reuters, "Apple Inc. was recently attacked by hackers who infected the Macintosh computers of some employees".

 

More specifically Apple engineers had their Mac OS X laptops infected by the same zero-day Java vulnerability that infected Facebook last month.

 

In a statement Apple made to The Loop an Apple spokesperson said “The malware was employed in an attack against Apple and other companies, and was spread through a website for software developers.

 

Gust MEES's insight:

What should you do as a result of this? If you are a Mac user you should be sure to keep your computer patched. Apple stated they will be releasing a Java malware removal tool this afternoon to respond to this attack.

 

It is also a good idea to run an up to date anti-virus to detect any future attacks and to disable Java in the browser if you don't require it for day to day web surfing.

 

===> To be fair, that advice applies to all computer users whether they prefer Windows, OS X or Linux. Many times staying safe isn't convenient, but it is an investment that pays off in the long run. <===

 

Check also:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 19, 2013 3:52 PM

What should you do as a result of this? If you are a Mac user you should be sure to keep your computer patched. Apple stated they will be releasing a Java malware removal tool this afternoon to respond to this attack.

 

It is also a good idea to run an up to date anti-virus to detect any future attacks and to disable Java in the browser if you don't require it for day to day web surfing.

 

===> To be fair, that advice applies to all computer users whether they prefer Windows, OS X or Linux. Many times staying safe isn't convenient, but it is an investment that pays off in the long run. <===

 

Check also:

 

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/