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Researcher: Mac-based security threats jumped in 2011

New Mac-based security threats jumped in 2011, but still remain far below that of Windows PCs, according to a posting by F-Secure Labs.

Facebook users hit by nasty porn storm

Facebook users have been bombarded with explicit and violent images in the latest malware campaign aimed at the giant social networking site, a security researcher says.

The Macalope Daily: Teenage kicks

Draconian Apple strikes again!

Researchers: Facebook easily infiltrated by data-harvesting bots

Facebook's fake account detection mechanisms can be defeated 80 percent of the time with the help of automated tools, researchers from the University of British Columbia say.

New Trojan horse uses your Mac to attack websites

Another Mac Trojan horse is on the loose. This one uses your Mac to attack websites.

New Mac Trojan horse disables Apple's automatic malware updates

Another Mac Trojan horse is on the loose, and this one is meaner than ones that came before: It disables your Mac's automatic malware definition updates.

Weekly Wrap: iPhone 5 predictions, new Kindles, malware, and more

It was a week marked by the Kindle Fire's debut and the promise of an Apple event next Tuesday. The Weekly Wrap is here to help you keep tabs on those stories and oh so many more.

Apple malware update protects against PDF Trojan horse

Apple has updated the malware protection system in Snow Leopard and Lion to look for a Trojan horse discovered last week that masquerades as a Chinese-language PDF.

Intego: Malware masquerades as Flash installer

Intego on Monday warned Mac users of a new Trojan horse that masquerades as a Flash Player installation package for OS X Lion.

New Mac malware variant surfaces, poses as PDF

A recent blog post from security research firm F-Secure announces the discovery of another up-and-coming Trojan horse, which poses as a PDF file but secretly installs a backdoor app.