WARNING: More Than Half A Million Macs Have Been Infected With Malware That Steals Passwords

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More than half a million macs have been infected with malware that can steal your web passwords and personal information, CNET reports.The malware is a flashback trojan  which you can get if you visit a website that contains it.

CNET explains that if you visit a website that has the malware it will install its package of code into the Applications folder after an administrator password is provided.

To see if your computer has been infected with the virus follow these steps provided by Security company F-Secure.

If your computer has been breached, check out these fixes that Apple released yesterday:

  • Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7
  • Java for OS X Lion 2012-001

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