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Flashback Trojan horse still on 650,000 Macs, security company says

The Mac Flashback Trojan horse was still installed on more than half a million Apple computers late last week and is declining only slowly, Russian security company Dr. Web claims.

Weekly Wrap: Flashback, free Snow Leopard, Instagram alternatives

The days are getting longer, and the weather's getting warmer. You're forgiven if you forgot to refresh Macworld.com as obsessively as often. Luckily, the Weekly Wrap, our collection of the best Macworld stories from the week gone by, is here to help you catch up on what you missed.

Lessons for IT, Apple in Flashback brouhaha

While the number of Macs infected by the Flashback malware is seemingly in decline now, the security reverberations for Apple continue, prompting criticism by IT security pros.

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.

Weekly Wrap: Flashback malware, ebook litigation, and iPads for kids

The Department of Justice threw the book at Apple. Apple and several others threw their technical resources up against the Flashback virus. And Lex Friedman threw together this very edition of the Weekly Wrap, highlighting our most interesting and important stories from the past week.

New Java update from Apple removes Flashback malware

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

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.

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.

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.