News Apple releases Flashback fix

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  1. Dark Atheist

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    A week after news spread that there was a new and prevalent piece of malware doing the rounds on Macintosh computers, Apple has now released an update to fix and remove it.

    :source: Source: Apple Support
     
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    Re: News: More Malware For Apple?

    Man, I hope not. I like not having to use a antivirus or malware kit on my MAC.
     
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    as macs grow in popularity so will the number of viruses/trojans :)
     
  4. Dark Atheist

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    Features dear boy, they are known as features :laugh: - but yes people have been saying that for a while, Although in Apple's defence they have always said that Mac's can't be harmed by a PC virus, a play on word's I know, all OS's can be infected, Windows/Linux/Unix
     
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    They need to remove Java from default install. :) Also much of the trouble come from them making their own Java VM instead of leaving it up to Sun (now Oracle) to take care of. So many Java exploits ... not a headache I would think Apple would want. Probably to late now to try and get Oracle to support Mac version again. :(
     
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    For some strange reason, when I tried to install Photoshop CS5 on my Mac, it moaned at me that it needed java in order to run it, because of a few other application issues I have gone back to 10.6.8
     
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    Was this with lion?
     
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    Yes - with lion, seems silly to have to install Java just to use an Adobe product, did it with dreamweaver also
     
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    That is weird. I don't know why you would need java to use adobe creative suite.
     
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    well everytime i click on photoshop it tells me i need java, and after some digging on the adobe site this would seem why

    FAQ | Adobe Creative Suite 5.5

    Lets hope CS6 doesn't require this
     
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    Yeah, I would like for java to completely go away. I never did like it.