Apple Updates Java for 3rd Time This Month To Deal With Flashback Trojan

Apple has released a third update to Java for both Mac OS x Lion and Mac OS X 10.6 to deal with the infections of the Flashback Trojan.  Infections reached a whopping 600,000 machines globally according to three anti-virus companies that were monitoring it (Dr. Web, the discoverer of the Trojan, Kaspersky, and Symantec) , however, that number has dropped to 270,000 in recent days.

The update on the Apple Support Website updates Java to Version 1.6.0_31.  This brings it inline with the Oracle version of Java.  You can download the latest version of Java through the Software Update feature under the Apple menu or from Apple’s Support website at :

http://support.apple.com/downloads/

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