Well, well, well. What do you know. Mac gains market share and now the malware wars begin. Apple scrambled to push out an update today that removes the most common variants of Flashback and stop automatic execution of Java applets. The threat is very serious as it attempts to mimic actions on websites for passwords. This can fool the user into giving up very sensitive information, which is sent to remote servers. You can simply do a Mac update to obtain the latest fix.
However, if you are already infected, you should utilize Apple’s fix or F-Secure’s Flashback Removal Tool or Symantec Flashback Removal Tool. If you are unsure, do yourself a favor and use those removal tools just to make sure!