In addition to patching seven critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player, Adobe also also released the "silent update" tool for OS X, and said it had prepped Flash for Mountain Lion by signing its code, a requirement if users are to install software downloaded from sources other than Apple's own Mac App Store.
Google says it will warn users of its Gmail online email services when it suspects they may be targets of "state-sponsored" attacks.
A near-record 81 percent of owners of Apple's newest iPad said that they were "very satisfied" with the tablet in a survey conducted by a market research firm last month.
Google's Chrome passed Mozilla's Firefox in May to become the world's second-most-popular browser.
Sotheby's will put some Apple history on the block next month, including one of only six working Apple-1 personal computers.
Facebook may acquire Norwegian browser maker Opera Software, developer of the Opera and Opera Mini browsers for desktops and mobile phones, according to a report by U.K.-based technology website Pocket-lint.
The hackers in charge of the Flashback botnet managed to generate $14,000 from their click fraud campaign, but have not been paid.
Google released Chrome 19, patched 20 vulnerabilities in the browser, and doled out $16,500 in bug bounties and rewards to independent researchers.
Adobe's head of security applauds Apple's move to block outdated versions of his company's Flash Player.
Microsoft is pitching its SkyDrive online storage service to Office for Mac users, saying Apple's iCloud offering is "not enough."
Unless Apple changes its security update practice, nearly half of all Mac users will be adrift without patches sometime this summer.
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.