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Trojan Virus Has Infected Over Half a Million Macintosh Computers-Truth!
Summary of the eRumor: A Trojan virus is circulating the Internet
that is infecting Macintosh computers manufactured by Apple. This
malware can open up Macs to remote control operation by criminals.
The Truth: Contrary to popular myth, Macintosh computers
are at risk of infection and the warning of a Flashback Trojan is real.
This, according to an
April 5, 2012 article by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
that said " 600,000 Macs have installed the malware -
potentially allowing them to be hijacked and used as a 'botnet.'"
The article also said that Apple Computer has a security update
available to Macintosh users and warned that " users who have not
installed the patch remain exposed."
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The Trojan first
appeared in September 2011 as a masqueraded email encouraging Mac users
to upgrade Flash Player on their systems. The BBC said
that "later versions of the malware exploited weaknesses in the Java
programming language to allow the code to be installed from bogus sites
without the user's permission." This could result in hackers
operating the infected computers by remote control over the Internet.
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