Earlier this week I reported on the Java Flashback malware that has been targeting Mac OS X users. Apple has in the last few days developed a Flashback malware Java removal tool for those who might have been infected with this malware. I suggest you download* and install this Java software update immediately. 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. Read more...
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