Over 600,000 Mac machines were infected with the recent Flashback Trojan malware. Apple, although a bit late to the scene, has finally fixed the vulnerability through a recent Java update.
All the Mac users — iMac, MacBook Pro, Air — will be better off updating their systems to the newly available Java package.
This new version of Java includes the following:
You can perform a Software Update by clicking on the Apple menu (located on top-left corner of your Mac’s screen) and selecting Software Update.
A window then pops up, connects to the Internet to find newer version of Java for download. The current Java update is of 66MB size.
If at all the Flashback malware is found on your Mac, this update will present a dialog notifying the user that malware was removed. No message will be displayed if your Mac is free from any kind of malware activities.
We recommend you to go ahead and secure your Macs by updating Java right now.
Related: Updating Java on Mac OS [Tutorial]