The Big Mac ‘Virus’ Scare

For all of the ‘experts’ who piled on this one – as usual, you are wrong. The Mac OS X ‘virus’ is a flaw in Java NOT the Mac.

I love the open remarks from the linked post:

When a computer incident happens on Apple’s Mac OS X, it’s a headline-making event. When it happens on Windows, it’s just another day.

That remains the reality, even after a bunch of media reports on how a vulnerability in Java has led to the creation of a Mac botnet about 600,000 strong.

Oh, and if you found this posting because you have or think you might have the ‘virus’ here is an excellent write up on how to determine if you are impacted and how to fix it.

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