Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 13, 2012

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People with Macs don’t have to worry about computer viruses.  Well, that’s not true, but it’s what most people thought until last week, when a nasty Trojan called Flashback infected about 600,000 Macs worldwide. Flashback is a form of malware designed to grab passwords and other information from your computer, through your Web browser and a few other applications.  Even if you don’t think your Mac is infected, you should run Apple’s security update to protect your computer and your personal information.  The update is available on your computer right now. Go to the Apple menu on your Mac, select “Software Update” and follow the directions.  This is an important software update and you should absolutely take the time to do it.  You’re specifically looking for a program called  Java for OS X 2012-003, even it you don’t run any other updates, make sure you run this one.  If this update from Apple does not solve your problem, visit where you’ll find links to software from F-Secure and Kaspersky Lab that will detect and remove the Flashback virus from your Mac.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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