While Apple moved moderately quickly to liberate software tools for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard to eliminate the Flashback malware from infected systems and scrap the Java vulnerability it browbeaten, users of previous operating system versions have remained susceptible.
Apple addressed that subject today for consumers of Mac OS X 10 Leopard, releasing Leopard Flashback Removal Safety Update to spotless infected systems and disables the Java plug-in in Safari.
This update removes the most ordinary alternatives of the Flashback malware. If the Flashback malware is found, a dialog will inform you that malware was removed. In several cases, the update may need to restart your computer in order to completely take away the Flashback malware.
To improve the security of your Mac, this update also immobilizes the Java plug-in in Safari.
On a separate message, Apple also released Leopard Security Update 2012-003, which mechanically disables out-of-date versions of Adobe Flash Player for security reasons. The update weighs in at 1-11 MB and requires Mac OS X 10.
This update disables versions of Adobe Flash Player that do not comprise the newest security updates and provides the option to get the present version from Adobe’s website.
Apple included alike functionality for Lion and Snow Leopard systems in Safari 5-1-7 released previous week alongside OS X 10-7-4.
Today’s software releases for Mac OS X Leopard mark the first important software updates for the operating system since the first appearance of OS X Lion in mid-2011.