Over half a million Macs have been infected by the Flashback virus. The virus creates a botnet designed to steal personal information. A new variant was found over the weekend that takes advantage of a vulnerability in Java that Apple released a patch for today.
– Keep up to date on patches, especially when online.
– Don’t get cocky about whatever platform you’re running. For a while, Mac enthusiasts laughed at how vulnerable to viruses Windows was. Now, the Mac is as vulnerable.