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Have you installed Apple’s Java update last week, which squashes the Flashback Trojan malware? If so, you’re probably not alone -- but there are still plenty of you who may be infected, according to an update.
The Symantec Official Blog has posted a follow-up report on OSX.Flashback.K, the Java-based Trojan widely reported over the last several weeks which was recently stomped out by an official update from Apple. While the number of infected computers has declined each day since its discovery on April 9, there are still nearly 150,000 systems afflicted.
“The statistics from our sinkhole are showing declining numbers on a daily basis,” Symantec notes. “However, we had originally believed that we would have seen a greater decline in infections at this point in time, but this has proven not to be the case. Currently, it appears that the number of infected computers has tapered off, but remains around the 140,000 mark.”
The security company notes that Flashback should be infecting a much smaller number of computers thanks to recent tools released by Apple and others, including their own free Norton Flashback Detection and Removal Tool.
“Again, it is paramount that you have the latest antivirus signatures installed and have applied the latest available patches for both the operating system and third-party applications,” Symantec warns.
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