“Java's developer, Oracle, issued a fix to the vulnerability on 14 February, but this did not work on Macintoshes as Apple manages Java updates to its computers.
Apple released its own "security update" on Wednesday - more than eight weeks later....”
It was the boast at one time that “Macs don’t get viruses” – but that was only because almost no one was using them and it wasn’t worth the trouble to make the i-Mal programs. The good news may be that many are now buying into the i-Myth, but the bad news is that they’re no different from PCs really. So welcome to the world of viruses and malware and updates, and scams!
Here’s the link to the story from the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17623422