Java-related Malware Hits Apple Inc.

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(The Hosting News) – Employees of tech giant Apple Inc. were recently made vulnerable after Mac computers were infected with a virus, a report from news agency Reuters noted Tuesday.

The popular iPhone maker admitted the flaw, noting it was malware-related. “Apple has identified malware which infected a limited number of Mac systems through a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers,” commented the company, according to a report from The Verge.

The statement continued, “The malware was employed in an attack against Apple and other companies, and was spread through a website for software developers. We identified a small number of systems within Apple that were infected and isolated them from our network.”

The same instance was faced by social networking giant Facebook which admitted just earlier this week that laptops of its employees were also hit with malware.

Apple Mac computers have traditionally been viewed as less vulnerable to hack attempts in comparison to Windows systems. Their invulnerability, however, now appears to be increasingly fading. Last year, security firm Sophos noted that Apple had changed its sales line which previously stated “It doesn’t get PC viruses” to something much simpler: “It’s built to be safe.”

Java-related Malware Hits Apple Inc.

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