Mac Flashback Trojan: Find Out If You’re One of the 600,000 Infected
There’s a new Mac trojan that’s been floating around, and it’s terrifying everyone. It’s written in an unknown language, doesn’t even need your password to compromise you, and now it’s apparently infected 600,000 users. Here’s how to use Terminal to check if you’re one of the unlucky many.
The instructions come from F-Secure, which also details how you can remove the trojan if your Mac is, in fact affected. But let’s not put the cart before the virus; here’s how to see if you’re clean.
First, open Terminal from your Utilities folder. If you’ve never ever done that before, don’t be scared! It’s a nice way to turn your Mac into a computer you actually have some control over.