Apple has had a knee-jerk reaction to the discovery of the Flashback Trojan that has infected up to 600,000 Macs globally. Dr. Web, a small Russian anti-virus company, first discovered the Flashback Trojan and has been monitoring infections on a global basis. Now Apple has sent a Shutdown notice trying to shutdown the company’s server, saying it is being used for command and control in the Flashback Trojan bot-net. The Flashback Trojan is attacking a hole in Java and Apple has released two updates to Java to mitigate the attacks and to bring Java up to date.
If you want to check to see if your machine is one of the machines infected by the Flashback Trojan, you can download FlashbackChecker at: