I’m sorry, but are you stupid?! Not you dear reader. I’m speaking metaphorically.
So, there’s malware out for the Mac. It has infected around 600.000 Macs. Bummer.
I wasn’t infected. Why? Because I don’t give my administrator password if a website (read that again: a website!) asks for my computer’s password.
And that’s really all there’s to it. It doesn’t infect your system if you visit an infested site – that’s just the sensational online press trying to get page views. You need to also give your administrator password.
Who in their right mind does that? Right.
Anyhow, F-Secure has a page up, where you can check if you’re infested. Please do so, and remember: Do not ever give your administrator password on a website.
Edit: Arik Hesseldahl for AllThingD has a nice roundup of the issue. Funny that pundits blame Apple for Oracle’s fault.