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Mozilla blocks Java in Firefox for some Mac users

Mozilla this week began blocking outdated versions of a Java plug-in in Firefox for some Mac users after calling the threat posed by the Flashback malware "evident and imminent."

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.

Kaspersky fixes Flashback-fighting tool; Norton joins the fray

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.

New Java update from Apple removes Flashback malware

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

Kaspersky Lab suspends Flashback-fighting tool

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.

Flashback Mac botnet shrinks, says Symantec

The number of Macs infected with the Flashback malware has plummeted in the last few days, antivirus vendor Symantec said today.

Apple taking technical, legal action against Flashback malware

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.

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.