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A few years ago, we though Apple computers were immune to malware.  It was a sales pitch, Apple used to market its healthy hardware.  Now Chinese hackers have found Apple’s weak spot and have compromised several Apple employees’ computers.  It was a surprise for me to learn that Apple was no longer free of malware, but I guess nothing stays perfect forever.

According to MacRumors, a number of Macs owned by Apple employees were compromised by the same China-based hackers that targeted Facebook employees recently, reports All Things D. The malware entered the systems through the Java plug-in, which Apple has blocked recently due to unpatched security vulnerabilities.

“Apple has identified malware which infected a limited number of Mac systems through a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers,” the company said in a statement to AllThingsD. “The malware was employed in an attack against Apple and other companies, and…

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