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New virus variant targets Apple users

24 April 2012 | Category: Software

Just weeks after it was discovered that half a million Apple computers had been infected with a virus, a new variant strikes again.

Researchers at Intego have spotted a new variant of the virus known as "Flashback.S" attacking Apple computers. It uses the same vulnerability as the previous variant, exploiting a security hole in Java that allows software to be downloaded to a users computer without the authorization.

Apple believed they had managed to halt the spread of the virus last week, when its security patch for the vulnerability dramatically reduced the number of infected computers.

The number of Apple targeted virus attacks has increased in recent years as the popularity of the companies products increases.

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