Apple deploys malware detection tool

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After the virus Flashback exploited a weakness in Java in Mac computers and infected more than 600,000 computers over the last two weeks, Apple has finally deployed a detection an removal tool, the Washington Post reported.

The Flashback Trojan succeeded in creating a "zombie army" of remote-control Macs, but that number has shrunk rapidly, The Register reported.

The tools developed to fight the malware have been quite effective so far, with the number of infected computers dropping to 270,000 by April 6, Digital Trends reported.

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