Earlier this week, you may remember we reported that Apple had published a new support document to its official knowledgebase noting that it was working on a solution to remove the recently highlighted ‘Flashback’ security vulnerability, which is said to have affected the Java installations of at least 600,000 Macs, worldwide.
Following through on its word to provide a fix, Apple last night issued an update to Java which completely removes ‘Flashback’ malware from affected systems.
The update’s installation notes, read:
This update also configures the Java web plug-in to disable the automatic execution of Java applets. Users may re-enable automatic execution of Java applets using the Java Preferences application. If the Java web plug-in detects that no applets have been run for an extended period of time it will again disable Java applets.
This update is recommended for all Mac users with Java installed.
The update is now available by heading to Software Update.