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Mac trojan horse virus enters through Java enabled browser
Multiple virus attacks have been reported recently which have attacked companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Apple.
It seems these are different virus types but the most recent virus can actually open a backdoor in Mac computers for hackers to attack. This type of virus is called a trojan horse. The virus infects computers through various means. Earlier virus attacks were through email attachments however this most recent virus attacks through a browser enabled to run Java when a user visits infected websites.
Details from Oracle's website
- Java is an OOP programming language while Java Script is an OOP scripting language.
- They require different plug-ins.
Preventing this Virus
To protect your computer from this virus one also can disable Java within your browser:
- In Safari
- Click Safari
- Click Security
- Remove the check mark on "Enable Java"
For more details about this Trojan Virus reference The Safe Mac posted February 19th, 2013. Also watch for Java updates from Apple.