Mozilla this week began blocking outdated versions of a Java plug-in in Firefox for some Mac users after calling the threat posed by the Flashback malware "evident and imminent."
Fear your Mac has the Flashback malware installed, but you aren't running Java? You'll want to grab Apple's standalone removal tool.
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.
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.
As promised, Apple has released a tool to remove Flashback from infected Macs.
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.
The number of Macs infected with the Flashback malware has plummeted in the last few days, antivirus vendor Symantec said today.
Apple said Tuesday it's developing a solution to combat the Flashback malware that experts say has infected around 600,000 Mac computers around the world.
Kaspersky Labs has released further information on the Flashback malware, as well as providing free tools to check for and remove infections.