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To: Cogito who wrote (729)4/12/2012 9:24:22 PM
From: J.F. Sebastian  Read Replies (1) of 2985
 
The fix to prevent getting the infection is out, but their promised detection/removal tool isn't yet. I'd bet on seeing it no later than the end of next week, and probably sooner.

Well the current Java update does say "This Java security update removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware."

I saw this at the MacInTouch site as well regarding today's Java update: Impact: A Flashback malware removal tool will be run
Description: This update runs a malware removal tool that will remove the most common variants of the Flashback malware. If the Flashback malware is found, it presents a dialog notifying the user that malware was removed. There is no indication to the user if malware is not found.

It was the previous update to Java, out a few days ago, that plugged the hole allowing the Flashback trojan to do its work. Today's update is a new one.

Unless I'm misunderstanding you, which is also entirely possible. :-)
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