Of the Macs that have been infected by the Flashback malware, nearly two-thirds are running OS X 10.6, better known as Snow Leopard, Russian antivirus firm Dr. Web says.
Mozilla will give Firefox 3.6 the coup de grace next month by automatically upgrading users of that 2010 browser to Firefox 12.
Microsoft last Friday pulled a major update for Office for Mac 2011 from its upgrade servers, acknowledging bugs that have corrupted some users' Outlook databases.
Contrary to reports by several security companies, the Flashback botnet is not shrinking, according to the Russian antivirus firm that first reported the massive infection.
Mozilla this week began blocking outdated versions of a Java plug-in in Firefox for some Mac users after calling the threat posed by the Flashback malware "evident and imminent."
The number of Macs infected with the Flashback malware has plummeted in the last few days, antivirus vendor Symantec said today.
Sales of Mac security software have jumped since the news broke last week about a massive malware infection of Apple computers.
Security experts today could not confirm claims by a little-known Russian antivirus company that more than 600,000 Macs have been infected with a zero-day-exploiting Trojan, but they said the number was within reason.
The wait for a new iPad ordered online from Apple stretches one to two weeks, but in most cases customers can walk into a company store now to buy a tablet.
Google has released Chrome from the penalty box and reinstated the browser's PageRank after a 60-day self-imposed sentence over a rule-breaking marketing campaign.
A week after the launch of the new iPad, the device now accounts for about 1 in 15 Apple tablets accessing the Internet, mobile ad network Chitika claims.
Corporations planning tablet purchases next quarter overwhelmingly plan to buy the iPad, a research firm says.
Mozilla on Monday announced it was postponing the release of Firefox 11, but changed its mind today, saying that the browser upgrade would go out on schedule.
Apple's update to Safari 5.1.4 patched a hefty 83 vulnerabilities in the company's browser, and its underlying WebKit framework.
Google yesterday patched 14 vulnerabilities in Chrome and handed out a record $47,500 in rewards to researchers.