Should you be concerned about the Flashback trojan?

Posted by David Ryan on Apr 30, 2012

Chesapeake Systems Tech TeamIn short, according to our Chesapeake Systems tech team experts, you do not need to panic, especially if you have been updating your system on a regular basis

But of course, there is such a thing as peace of mind, regardless.

Now, in order to test whether your Mac may be infected, some online articles have been instructing folks to use a process that involves a few commands in Terminal. However, we would caution against going into Terminal unless you know what you are doing.

We have a simpler test that we recommend. Just click here and download test.

Other recommendations you may want to follow to protect yourself:

* If you don't need to use Java (used in browsers for gaming and financial interactions, like with your online banking), then you may want to consider turning it off in your browser. Google Chrome actually incorporates a safe way to use "Java" by utilizing it in a "sandbox" paradigm. So you may want to consider switching to that browser.

* Keep diligently updating your system. Check for that by going to the Apple icon on your Mac menu and selecting "System Update." 

Finally, what does this all portend for the future of malware for Macs? Read a very informative article in MacWorld

And as always, feel free to contact us here at Chesapeake Systems for any further questions.





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