The recent Flashback Trojan revealed that Java development for OS X hasn’t kept up with Java for other platforms, specifically Windows and Linux. The malware installs itself on a Mac by using an unpatched Java hole, a vulnerability that Oracle had fixed in Java for other operating systems. Although Apple eventually released a Software Update to patch a Java hole exploited by the Flashback Trojan, multiple instances of infection still could have been avoided completely with a timely Java update schedule.
Oracle: Mac users can download Java updates immediately upon release
April 28, 2012 Leave a Comment