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Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsers and general technology breaking news for Computerworld.

Mozilla blocks Java in Firefox for some Mac users

Mozilla this week began blocking outdated versions of a Java plug-in in Firefox for some Mac users after calling the threat posed by the Flashback malware "evident and imminent."

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Flashback Mac botnet shrinks, says Symantec

The number of Macs infected with the Flashback malware has plummeted in the last few days, antivirus vendor Symantec said today.

Mac security software sales jump in wake of Flashback

Sales of Mac security software have jumped since the news broke last week about a massive malware infection of Apple computers.

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Security experts: 600,000-plus estimate of Mac botnet likely on target

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.

In-store iPad availability beats online

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 ends Chrome search rank penalty period

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.

Report: New iPad already accounts for 1 in 15 Apple tablets

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 prefer iPad 10-to-1 over rivals

Corporations planning tablet purchases next quarter overwhelmingly plan to buy the iPad, a research firm says.

Mozilla nixes Firefox 11 delay, will launch upgrade today

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.

Safari 5.1.4 update patches slew of security vulnerabilities

Apple's update to Safari 5.1.4 patched a hefty 83 vulnerabilities in the company's browser, and its underlying WebKit framework.

Google patches 14 Chrome bugs, pays record $47K in bounties and bonuses

Google yesterday patched 14 vulnerabilities in Chrome and handed out a record $47,500 in rewards to researchers.

Potential iPad launch sparks tablet trade-in stampede

Talk of the impending debut of a new iPad is pushing tablet trade-in volumes to record levels, buy-back companies say.

Google puts $1M on the line for Chrome exploit rewards

Google on Monday withdrew as a sponsor of next month's Pwn2Own hacking contest, and will instead put as much as $1 million up for grabs if researchers can demonstrate exploits in the company's Chrome browser.

New Mac Malware Exploits Java Bugs, Steals Passwords

A new version of a well-known family of Mac malware exploits vulnerabilities in Java to steal usernames and passwords for online payment, banking, and credit card websites.

What you need to know about Do Not Track

Google decided on Thursday to get behind Do Not Track, technology that lets users opt out of online tracking done by websites and Internet advertisers. So where does Do Not Track stand now? We've put together some answers for you.