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Submission + - Apple to release Flashback removal software, working to take down botnet (arstechnica.com)

suraj.sun writes: Apple plans to release software that will detect and remove Flashback malware infections on the Mac, the company announced Tuesday in a knowledge base link published late in the day, and Following Microsoft's footsteps, will take appropriate action by working with the larger Internet security community to shut down the Flashfake [also known as Flashback] C2 domains, Kaspersky researcher Kurt Baumgartner told Forbes which coincided with Apple's announcement.

"Apple is developing software that will detect and remove the Flashback malware," Apple wrote. "In addition to the Java vulnerability, the Flashback malware relies on computer servers hosted by the malware authors to perform many of its critical functions. Apple is working with ISPs worldwide to disable this command and control network."

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