Remember our story earlier this week that touched upon the Flashback Trojan that had infected more than half a million Macs, with many of them being in the US? Well, we do know that Apple is aware of the situation and has since released a patch, but there has also been a second patch released just yesterday by Apple. This particular update is known as Java for OS X 2012-002, although according to security firm Intego, it does not seem to be effective at all as nothing substantial was added to the first update. Intego theorizes that it “is possible that Apple discovered a minor glitch in the first update, necessitating a new release.”
If that were true, then it would surely be a black eye for Apple, and it is rather sad that they did not own up to it. Still, unless all these pie in the sky theories are proven, we will just have to move ahead in blind faith that there was nothing wrong with the previous update, and the second update does more to fix the situation.
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