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New Virus shows Macs not immune to vulnerabilities

There is a common misconception that Macs are totally safe and secure. A new virus that goes after Macs shows that this is not true. While there are less attacks on Macs than on PCs it doesn't mean there are none.

The new malware is caught from postings on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other websites and targets a vulnerability in the Mac OS X Java player. When the user clicks on the links, it attempts to run an applet. If the applet is allowed to run, it will try and connect with a remote server and download malware containing rootkits, backdoors among other software. It will then try and spread itself through the user's Facebook or any other accounts.

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