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. :-)
>>One last plug for Sparrow and then I'll stop. Promise! :-) ....Love it! :-)<<
I do too, my only quibbles with Sparrow (once I worked around the menu item problem) are:
1. It automatically downloads all images in emails, unlike the Gmail interface which gives you the option. This can lead to increased spam due to image web bugs used by spammers to track you.
I figured out the fix for this feature is already built into Sparrow.
Just go to Preferences/Advanced/Conversation View: and uncheck the option for Show Remote Images. I believe it's set to on by default. It will then give you the option to downloaded images only once or always for any given email -- just like Gmail and Yahoo do. :-)
That option could also be made clearer I think, perhaps I'll address that with the devs.
BTW, I'm developing a feature request list for Sparrow and will post it in their forums, so if anyone would like to add theirs let me know and I'll put it on that list.