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Flashback botnet not shrinking, huge numbers of Macs still infected

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.

Apple offers free Snow Leopard to MobileMe subscribers

Apple has eased the process of iCloud adoption for MobileMe subscribers who haven't yet made the jump to Lion by offering them a free copy of Snow Leopard.

Apple offers standalone Flashback removal tool

Fear your Mac has the Flashback malware installed, but you aren't running Java? You'll want to grab Apple's standalone removal tool.

New Java update from Apple removes Flashback malware

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

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.

Weekly Wrap: Trojans, opening day, birthdays, and Lion learning

It's the start of a new month, but we end the week as we always do -- with a look back at the major Mac and iOS news of the past seven days, courtesy of the Weekly Wrap.

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.

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.

Working with Mission Control

One of the features introduced with OS X Lion was Mission Control--a feature that can be useful, but is often ignored by Mac users. Chris Breen shows you how to make the most of this feature.

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.

Remains of the Day: See you, raise you

Soon, you may not be able to see the pixels on your MacBook display--but you may see iPads all over Dutch schools. And it'll probably be a while before you see Apple's stock trading that low again.

Weekly Wrap: New iPad review and advice, Mac tutorials, and iOS updates

There are two kinds of people in this world: Folks so excitedly using their brand new iPads that they're ignoring this week's Weekly Wrap, and the rest of us. For you who cling to your older iPads, or simply aren't ready to own an Apple tablet at all, I once again present a roundup of the biggest and best stories from Macworld.com over the past week.

Remains of the Day: Tougher than diamonds

To paraphrase Huey Lewis, Apple products are a bit like the power of love: you don't need money, don't take fame--you just need a credit card to ride this train. Meanwhile, Canadians get on speaking terms with Siri and a centuries old publication bids adieu to the physical realm.