People with Macs don’t have to worry about computer viruses. Well, that’s not true, but it’s what most people thought until last week, when a nasty Trojan called Flashback infected about 600,000 Macs worldwide. Flashback is a form of malware designed to grab passwords and other information from your computer, through your Web browser and a few other applications. Even if you don’t think your Mac is infected, you should run Apple’s security update to protect your computer and your personal information. The update is available on your computer right now. Go to the Apple menu on your Mac, select “Software Update” and follow the directions. This is an important software update and you should absolutely take the time to do it. You’re specifically looking for a program called Java for OS X 2012-003, even it you don’t run any other updates, make sure you run this one. If this update from Apple does not solve your problem, visit shellypalmer.com where you’ll find links to software from F-Secure and Kaspersky Lab that will detect and remove the Flashback virus from your Mac.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 13, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).