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Apple is working on its own Flashback malware removal tool

Apple is working on its own Flashback malware removal tool

For a long time hackers and nefarious sorts left Mac computers alone for the most part when it came to malware and viruses. It was easier to aim for Windows since the majority of people used it. With the increasing popularity of Mac computers, more and more viruses and malware have been discovered aimed at the Apple machines. The latest malware search affecting Mac users is the Flashback malware.

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Flashback trojan infected 2% of all Macs, Kaspersky confirms botnet size

Flashback trojan infected 2% of all Macs, Kaspersky confirms botnet size

A second antivirus company has confirmed the extent of the Flashback malware infestation of Macs, supporting the claims made last week by Russian firm Dr. Web, which estimated more than 600,000 systems being compromised by the growing botnet. Dr. Web offered a free tool for Mac users to check their systems and found that of those who did, nearly 2% were infected. For perspective, the massive Conficker attack on PCs back in 2008 infected 4% to 5% of Windows systems during its peak.

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Flashback trojan captures over half a million Macs

Flashback trojan captures over half a million Macs

For a long time Macs were pretty much left alone when it came to viruses and Trojans. Thanks to the booming popularity of Mac computers, that isn't the case anymore with more and more attacks coming that are aimed directly at OS X users. One of the latest bits of nefarious software aimed at Mac users is the Flashback trojan.

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The iGoatse gives horrifying flashbacks

The iGoatse gives horrifying flashbacks

If you have never heard of the infamous goatse picture then you probably have no idea why this is so wrong and yet kind of funny at the same time. However, for those of you that do, you have to admit this is the most creative iPod case ever.

Elgato Game Capture HD60 makes the next gen tiny

Elgato Game Capture HD60 makes the next gen tiny

For the next generation in video game recording for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 specifically, Elgato has revealed the Game Capture HD60. This is a recording device that’s right around half the size of the previous generation, here coming in with H.264 hardware encoding, making it easy to capture 1080p with 60fps on the go, straight to your laptop or desktop PC.

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Atari: Game Over to tell the tale of a once mighty giant

Atari: Game Over to tell the tale of a once mighty giant

What is one sure way to tell that you have a lasting legacy? The fact that they make a new documentary about you decades after your fall from grace. That is certainly the case with game maker Atari, whose history, failure, and legacy will be put under a microscope once more in a documentary video appropriately titled "Atari: Game Over".

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Google patents process for turning chats into comic strips

Google patents process for turning chats into comic strips

If you're a Bitstrips aficionado or a fan of flicking open an old-school newspaper funnies section, a patent Google has been awarded might be right up your alley: turning conversations into digital comic strips. The information turned up in a patent detailing a process that, in terms of the social element, at least, sounds very similar to the aforementioned Bitstrips: the ability to share on social networks, with at least two users being involved in the comic.

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Lavabit and Silent Circle team up for open source tool to make spy-proof email

Lavabit and Silent Circle team up for open source tool to make spy-proof email

As we've previously reported, both Lavabit and Silent Circle have shut down their encrypted email services in recent times, with Lavabit having been shut down due to government demands and Silent Circle shuttering its email service as a preemptive strike against the same sort of problems. Now the two have joined forces as the first two members of the Dark Mail Alliance, aiming to provide an open source tool for encrypting any email service.

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