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Who's to blame for the Flashback attack? Apple.

Security experts: 600,000-plus estimate of Mac botnet likely on target

Security experts today could not confirm claims by a little-known Russian antivirus company that more than 600,000 Macs have been infected with a zero-day-exploiting Trojan, but they said the number was within reason.

What you need to know about the Flashback trojan

The success of the Flashback trojan means we've entered a new era in Mac security. But that doesn't mean we need to panic. Rich Mogull explains what Flashback means and what you need to do about it.

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.

New Trojan variant can install without password

A new variant of the Flashback Trojan that appeared last year can install itself on a Mac without need for an administrator's password.

Malware infects Macs through Microsoft Office vulnerability

Security researchers have encountered new email-based targeted attacks that exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Office to install a remote access Trojan horse on Macs.

Flashback malware for Mac changes infection tactic

A new variant of the password-stealing Flashback malware aimed at Apple computers has emerged, which tries to install itself after a user visits an infected itself after a user visits an infected website.

Intego finds new, insidious strain of Mac Flashback Trojan horse

Intego is reporting a new strain of a Mac-focused Trojan horse that it says is infecting "many Mac users."

With Gatekeeper, Apple promotes safe computing

The argument's long been that Macs are safer than Windows PCs because malfeasants choose to target the larger pool of potential victims. But that doesn't explain why iOS is safer than Android. Apple's continued focus on security does.

Intego: 2011 offered bumper crop of Mac malware

Security firm Intego said that 2011 was the most active year for malware since the release of Mac OS X.