Apple Delays, Hackers Play
Source: BusinessWeek - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Vendors/Products Jeroen Frijters describes himself as an “accidental” hacker, a guy who trips over security holes the way a pedestrian stumbles over a sidewalk crack. In July the Dutch software engineer discovered the Grand Canyon of sidewalk cracks: a serious vulnerability in Java, one of the most widely used programming languages and a building block of many websites. He reported the flaw to Oracle (ORCL), which oversees Java. About nine months later, that bug has enabled the largest malware attack ever to target Apple (AAPL) computers. Since the end of March, more than 600,000 Macs have been infected by a virus known as Flashback.

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