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    iMore: Macs at Apple headquarters breached through Java exploit, fix to be issued today

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    Apple said Tuesday that a small number of its employees’ computers were hacked through a vulnerability in the Java browser plug-in, but said none of its internal data was compromised.
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    “Apple has identified malware which infected a limited number of Mac systems through a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers,” the company said in a statement to AllThingsD. “The malware was employed in an attack against Apple and other companies, and was spread through a website for software developers. We identified a small number of systems within Apple that were infected and isolated them from our network. There is no evidence that any data left Apple. We are working closely with law enforcement to find the source of the malware.”
    The company noted that it has been shipping Macs without Java since the release of Mac OS X Lion and also has a software mechanism that disables Java if it goes unused for 35 days. Apple is also releasing an updated software tool to detect and remove Java-related malware.
    Look forward to the malware removal tool...

    Edit to add: Hit Software Update Mac users... the fix is in.

    Adding more info on on source of attack:
    Last edited by kch50428; 02-19-2013 at 05:08 PM.
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    I read today that the hackers were targeting employee computers and *possibly* specific employees.
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    Default Apple attacked by hackers

    I just followed the link above and was hijacked to one of those double-click add sites ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron7624 View Post
    I just followed the link above and was hijacked to one of those double-click add sites ...
    Which one? They all go straight to the linked material for me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    Which one? They all go straight to the linked material for me...
    Same here, Keith. Each link directed me to the appropriate site.
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    I think Ron7624 may need to use an antivirus/malware detection/removal utility on his computer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    I think Ron7624 may need to use an antivirus/malware detection/removal utility on his computer...
    ...You may be right, my friend.

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