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Apple Releases Flashback Malware Security Updates

Original release date: April 16, 2012 | Last revised: October 23, 2012

Apple has released security updates to address Flashback malware in the following products:

  • OS X Lion v10.7.3
  • OS X Lion Server v10.7.3
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8
  • Mac OS X Server v10.6.8

Apple has released a malware removal tool for the most common variant of the Flashback malware. If the malware is discovered, the tool will notify the user and remove it automatically. If the malware is not discovered, no indication will be given.

Update: On May 14, 2012 Apple has released security updates to address Flashback malware in the following product:

  • Mac OS X v10.5 to v10.5.8

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review articles HT5247, HT5254, and HT5273 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risk.

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