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Mac Malware Flashback Retreats

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

'Flashback' Mac Malware: One More Reason to Switch to Linux

Rather than stock up on security software, concerned Mac users would do well to consider a more secure platform instead.

Mac Trojan Infections Exceed Half Million, Expert Says

Most of the computers harboring the Flashback botnet are in the United States and Canada, pretending to be a Mac software update or a Java updater.

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.

Mac Owners 3X More Likely to Preview Next OS Than Windows Users

Chitika regularly mines its ad impression data for trends in operating system and browser usage patterns.

Apple Devices Reside in Half of All U.S. Households

A CNBC survey estimates that 55 million homes have at least one Apple gadget, and one in 10 of the non-Apple households plans to join them in the next year.


8 Top Applespeak Marketing Slogans

The consumer electronics powerhouse remains committed to portmanteaus, puns, creative miss-spellings and has a habit of using verbs as nouns.


New Mac Malware Exploits Java Bugs, Steals Passwords

A new version of a well-known family of Mac malware exploits vulnerabilities in Java to steal usernames and passwords for online payment, banking, and credit card websites.

Flashback.G Trojan Targets Macs

Increasingly, virus-writers are aiming at Mac users, such as the Flashback Java Trojan variant hitting systems running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Apple Sold More iOS Devices in 2011 Than Macs Ever

Last year's sales of iPhones, iPads, and iPods topped nearly three decades of Macintosh products, according to analysts.