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Mac malware
Authored by: Makosuke on Apr 12, '12 01:11:05PM

This has prompted me to check that I had disabled Java on all of my browsers, which I should have done long ago, but that's about it. I'm going to do an extra check for this specific malware at work, but otherwise no change there, either.

Not to say that Apple shouldn't have patched this MUCH sooner, but the marginal benefit of AV software detecting something like this--which I'm not positive it would have until well into the spread--isn't worth the substantial performance and stability hit of AV software to me.



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Mac malware
Authored by: hamarkus on Apr 12, '12 01:32:42PM

I had made the decision to disable Java already about two years ago but I was not diligent enough to disable it always directly after having it enabled for a particular website. I intend to be much better with this. Together with Click-to-Flash, that drastically reduces vulnerability to security breaches of these two plugins.

I also run Little Snitch and I have Sophos installed for years already but disabled (ie, it does not nothing but update itself).



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