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Exclusive: Apple, Macs hit by
hackers who targeted Facebook

Reuters, by Jim Finkle, Joseph Menn

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Posted By:jond, 2/19/2013 6:08:31 PM

Boston & San Francisco - Apple Inc was recently attacked by hackers who infected Macintosh computers of some employees, the company said Tuesday in an unprecedented disclosure describing the widest known cyber attacks targeting Apple computers used by corporations. Unknown hackers infected the computers of some Apple workers when they visited a website for software developers that had been infected with malicious software. The malware had been designed to attack Mac computers. The same software, which infected Macs by exploiting a flaw in a version

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The Obama administration has given the Chinese military a severe tongue lashing.

Please try to use original source & NOT Yahoo! News. LCom Staff.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jond, 2/19/2013 6:16:35 PM     (No. 9185585)

Original link is gone. Similar story a WSJ Marketwatch http://www.marketwatch.com/story/facebook-google-apple-face-security-woes-2013-02-19?siteid=YAHOOB

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Reply 2 - Posted by: vesicant, 2/19/2013 7:57:50 PM     (No. 9185715)

There are a lot of Apple fanboies with their fingers in their ears about this. "Everybody knows" Macs can´t get malware.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PapayaSF, 2/19/2013 9:28:50 PM     (No. 9185807)

1. This is a flaw in Java (that´s Oracle, not Apple).

2. Windows and Linux machines are similarly vulnerable.

3. My Mac just automatically downloaded a fix from Apple.

Got one for your computer yet? ;->

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Reply 4 - Posted by: toddh, 2/19/2013 9:41:22 PM     (No. 9185824)

No Java on my Mac. No Java, no cry.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ribicon, 2/19/2013 11:25:19 PM     (No. 9185958)

No Java plugins, Adobe´s foolishly bad malware vector Flash disabled except on demand. No fuss, no muss.

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