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Remains of the Day: Rollin' on the river

More details on how Facebook, Twitter, and Apple got rolled; Jony Ive on how Apple rolls with product naming; and bet you can't guess which car company's communications guy Apple recently hired.

Researchers: Surveillance malware distributed via Flash Player exploit

Political activists from the Middle East were targeted in attacks that exploited a previously unknown Flash Player vulnerability to install a so-called lawful interception program designed for law enforcement use, security researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab said Tuesday.

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Java security threats: What you need to know

Hackers have discovered two vulnerabilities in Java that could, under the right circumstances, allow them to access and control your computer. The good news: Most Mac users should be immune to those attacks. Rich Mogull explains why and how to be really sure your Mac is safe.

Remains of the Day: Refresh rate

New iPod touches and nanos may spring to life this fall, the latest Mac Trojan horse is making its debut, and one director has a new favorite P.A.

Weekly Wrap: iOS hacks, solar Bluetooth keyboards, and Mountain Lion prep

A Russian hacker helped users get in-app purchases for free. A solar-powered Bluetooth keyboard can switch between devices. And Mountain Lion's ready to roar, so we offered advice on getting your Mac ready. In case you missed those or other big stories from the past week, here’s your chance to catch up with the Weekly Wrap.

New Java malware affects Macs running Snow Leopard and earlier

A new Java-based malware targets Macs, along with Windows and Linux computers. But if you're running Lion, you're safe.

Facebook, Twitter, Google, AOL join new alliance to fight 'bad ads'

Facebook, Google, Twitter, and AOL have joined an alliance that has been set up to counter "bad ads," including those that deliver malware, direct users to scams, or try to sell counterfeit goods, said StopBadware, the promoters of the alliance.

Remains of the Day: Screen star

The next iPhone's screen may be embiggened, but can Tim Cook's compensation get any higher? Elsewhere, Steve Jobs gets big honors.

Flashback click fraud campaign was a bust

The hackers in charge of the Flashback botnet managed to generate $14,000 from their click fraud campaign, but have not been paid.

Apple releases security update, Flashback removal tool for Leopard

Apple on Monday released a pair of security updates aimed to help folks who are still running Mac OS X 10.5.8.