In its ongoing battle against the widespread Flashback malware attack, Apple has released a standalone removal tool.
===> The downloadable utility is available exclusively for Mac owners running OS X Lion. It will not run on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or earlier versions. <===
Apple has not officially acknowledged the discontinuation of support for users of pre-Snow Leopard versions of OS X. Under the “Additional information” heading in its bulletin describing the Flashback malware, the company says: “For Macs running Mac OS X v10.5 or earlier, you can better protect yourself from this malware by disabling Java in your web browser(s) preferences.”
Several security companies have reported the discovery of a different malware variant that appears to attack the same Java vulnerability.
===> Like Flashback, this new Trojan requires no user interaction to infect your Apple Mac. Kaspersky refers to it as “Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a” while Sophos calls it at “SX/Sabpab-A.” <===