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Remains of the Day: Starck contrast

A noted French designer is (or isn't) working on a project for Apple. Tim Cook definitely (may have) visited the offices of a prominent video game company. And Amazon offers (a ton) a decent number of streaming titles.

Kaspersky fixes Flashback-fighting tool; Norton joins the fray

Kaspersky Lab said late Thursday it had fixed the problems that caused it to suspend the Flashflake Removal Tool earlier in the day; meanwhile, security company Norton unveiled its own Flashback detection and removal tool, available for free download.

New Java update from Apple removes Flashback malware

As promised, Apple has released a tool to remove Flashback from infected Macs.

Kaspersky Lab suspends Flashback-fighting tool

Kaspersky Lab on Thursday suspended distribution of its tool to remove the Flashback malware attacking Mac computers, saying the tool itself was making unacceptable alterations to user computers. A replacement is expected soon.

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.

Remains of the Day: Kicking it

Tim Cook will kick off this year's D conference; shortages of the 15-inch MacBook Pro suggest new models with even more kick; and Apple kicks a Russian security firm while it's down.

Security firm offers more Flashback details, free tools

Kaspersky Labs has released further information on the Flashback malware, as well as providing free tools to check for and remove infections.

Free Flashback Checker finds out if your Mac is infected

Still not sure whether your Mac got infected by the Flashback Trojan horse? A new free app can tell you definitively whether you're a victim of the malware or not.

What you need to know about the Flashback trojan

The success of the Flashback trojan means we've entered a new era in Mac security. But that doesn't mean we need to panic. Rich Mogull explains what Flashback means and what you need to do about it.

Remains of the Day: Glassy-eyed

Google thinks the future of technology is only a little better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, while the company's CEO says Apple fronting on Android is just that--a front.

Apple releases Java security updates

Just a day after reports of a Mac Trojan horse affecting older Java vulnerabilities made the rounds, Apple has released an update to patch the exploited holes.

Expert: Mac users more vulnerable than Windows users

In the face of new threats aimed at OS X, a security expert has warned that Mac users may be even more vulnerable than Windows users.

New Trojan variant can install without password

A new variant of the Flashback Trojan that appeared last year can install itself on a Mac without need for an administrator's password.

Malware infects Macs through Microsoft Office vulnerability

Security researchers have encountered new email-based targeted attacks that exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Office to install a remote access Trojan horse on Macs.