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Flashback Malware Still Affects 140,000 Macs

Symantec thought it would have seen a greater decline in infections at this point in time.

Mac Malware Flashback Retreats

The number of Macs infected with the Flashback botnet has plummeted in the last few days, antivirus vendor Symantec says.

Apple Delivers Flashback Malware Hunter-killer

Two days after Apple promised to decontaminate Macs infested with the Flashback malware, on Thursday the company delivered.


Mac Security Software Sales Jump After Flashback Infections Make News

Some antivirus vendors acknowledge they've seen a spike in sales or in downloads of free programs for the Mac App Store.

Free Tool Detects Flashback Mac Malware

A Mac developer has posted a tool that detects a Flashback malware infection on Apple's computers.

600,000 Infected Macs Found In Botnet

More than 56 percent of the infected computers are in the U.S., according to Dr. Web, a Russian antivirus vendor.

Microsoft Battles the Bots

Zeus botnet server takedowns and other small victories in Microsoft's crusade help keep the web safer, but only for a while.

Ad-Aware's New Interface Appeals to Novices and Experts Alike

Lavasoft adds a new Ad-Aware version to the lineup, updates Pro, and renames Ad-Aware Internet Security Free Internet Security to Ad-Aware Antivirus+.

Researchers Discover New Duqu Variant That Tries to Evade Antivirus Detection

Security researchers have discovered a new variant of the Duqu cyberespionage malware that was designed to evade detection by antivirus products.

Computer Viruses Could Cross Frontier Into Biological Realm, Researchers Say

Computer hackers could create malicious software that crosses the line from technology to biology, crafting viruses that could spread dangerous epidemics.