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What you need to know about the Conficker worm

The Conficker worm is supposed to take active steps on Wednesday to protect itself against detection and removal. But if you use Mac OS X you have nothing to worry about -- unless you also use Boot Camp and/or Windows inside a virtual machine.

Cocktail (Tiger Edition) zaps trojans

Cocktail (Tiger Edition) has been updated with trojan horse removal support.

Cocktail (Leopard Edition) adds trojan horse eradication

Cocktail -- the general-purpose Unix utility software -- has been updated with the ability to eradicate trojan horses.

Mac trojan horse discovered in pirated Photoshop

A new variant of the trojan horse originally reported in iWork '09 now affects pirated copies of Adobe Photoshop, according to security software firm Intego.

Security software makers respond to iWork trojan threat

Symantec and SecureMac.com have both responded to the recently-announced trojan horse that affects some pirated copies of iWork '09.

Pirated iWork '09 installer may contain trojan horse

Intego, makers of VirusBarrier X5 and other security-related Mac products, has discovered a Trojan Horse in pirated copies of iWork '09.

Expo: Intego updates Mac security, antivirus tools

ContentBarrier X5 offers full recording of what sites have been visited and blocked as well as other online activity. On the server side, both VirusBarrier Server and VirusBarrier Mail Gateway saw updates aimed at providing virus protection on servers running Mac OS X.

Symantec unveils Norton Internet Security for Mac 4.0

Symantec unveiled Norton Internet Security for Mac 4.0 giving Mac users virus protection, a Firewall, and tools to help protect against spyware and identity theft.

Do you need antivirus software?

Despite constant claims that the Mac is immune to computer cooties, some folks remain unconvinced. Do or do you not need antivirus/security software? Here's my take.

Macs and malware: The straight dope

Earlier this week, Washington Post blogger Brian Krebs stunned the computing world with the revelation that Apple had quietly...