It was recently announced that Apple’s FileVault software had a serious error that exposed user’s passwords. FileVault is a program that stores users passwords on their computer. A programming mistake caused the passwords to be stored as plain text instead of encrypted. That means that anyone one – or any malicious bot – could have stolen passwords without any effort.
Apple has fixed the flaw and it is recommended that all users apply the appropriate update. The update affected the OS X Lion operating system. It is always good security practice to keep your computer up to date with the latest software releases.
If you were infected, you should create new passwords using our password generator just to be on the safe side. It never hurts to be more secure.