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Topic: Mac OS X

Flashback discoverer bucks claims of malware's decline

04/20/2012, 05:04 pm

In a status report released on Friday, the Russian security firm that first discovered the Flashback trojan disagrees with recent findings from Symantec and Kaspersky Labs, warning that the number of machines affected by the malware is not declining.

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Kaspersky says Mac Flashback infections have dropped to 30K

04/19/2012, 12:04 pm

Flashback infections have plummeted since Apple released a tool to stop the Trojan, but a security firm has cautioned that more malware could be on the horizon.

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Apple encouraging iCloud upgrades with free Snow Leopard for MobileMe users

04/19/2012, 01:04 am

In an effort to push customers toward iCloud ahead of shuttering its MobileMe service, Apple has reportedly begun offering free copies of OS X Snow Leopard to MobileMe users still on the older Leopard version.

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Apple issues Xcode 4.4 Developer Preview 3

04/18/2012, 09:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday included a beta version of Xcode 4.4 for developers alongside releases of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 and Safari 5.2

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Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3

04/18/2012, 04:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday supplied developers with the third preview build of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, giving developers a chance to test out the latest version of the prerelease software.

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Latest Mac trojan spreads through Microsoft Word documents

04/16/2012, 08:04 am

A new version of a backdoor trojan for Apple's OS X operating system takes advantage of an exploit in Microsoft Word to spread.

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Apple releases Flashback removal tool

04/13/2012, 10:04 pm

Coming on the heels of its Thursday Java update, Apple has released a separate program to remove the so-called Flashback trojan that has affected over 600,000 Macs worldwide.

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Apple seeds third OS X 10.7.4 beta to developers

04/13/2012, 07:04 pm

Apple on Friday seeded the new OS X 10.7.4 build 11E46, asking developers to focus on the App Store, graphics, mail, QuickTime, screen sharing and Time Machine.

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App developers ask Apple to fix Radar bug reporting tool

04/13/2012, 06:04 pm

An online petition signed by over 350 iOS and Mac app developers is asking Apple to fix its bug reporting tool called Radar, one of the only avenues through which software makers can communicate with the company.

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Apple Java update removes Flashback malware

04/12/2012, 04:04 pm

Apple on Thursday released a software update to remove Flashback, the most notorious Mac trojan to date, which reportedly affected some 600,000 Macs worldwide.

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Apple working on software to detect and remove Flashback trojan

04/10/2012, 09:04 pm

Apple revealed on Tuesday that it is currently developing software to detect and remove the Flashback malware that has infected an estimated 600,000 Macs worldwide.

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Apple issues second OS X Java update this week

04/06/2012, 12:04 am

Apple on Thursday rolled out its second Java update for OS X in less than a week via Software Update.

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'Flashback' trojan estimated to have infected 600K Macs worldwide

04/05/2012, 01:04 am

A trojan horse named "Flashback" that surfaced last year is believed to have created a botnet including more than 600,000 infected Macs around the world, with more than half of them in the U.S. alone.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Reminders app adds geofence location alerts

03/30/2012, 06:03 pm

The new Reminders app in OS X Mountain Lion, borrowed from iOS 5, will also bring "geofence," location-based reminders to the desktop using opt-in location tracking.

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OS X Lion tested with unreleased Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge chip

03/23/2012, 03:03 pm

A modified version of OS X 10.7.3 has been tested with an unreleased Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge chip, giving a first indication of how Apple's next-generation Macs will perform.

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Double-resolution icons in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion hint at Retina Macs

03/23/2012, 09:03 am

More evidence that high-resolution Retina display Macs are in Apple's near future has been discovered in an early developer build of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

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Apple serves up first beta of OS X Lion 10.7.4 to developers

03/16/2012, 07:03 pm

Apple has asked its Mac developers to begin testing Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 build 11E27 -- the first external beta of the company's fourth maintenance release to its current Lion operating system.

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Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2

03/16/2012, 04:03 pm

Apple has released to developers its second developer preview of OS X Mountain Lion, one month after making the initial build available.

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Apple preparing for first external betas of OS X 10.7.4

03/12/2012, 03:03 pm

Apple is wrapping up work on its next performance and maintenance update for the Lion operating system, as OS X 10.7.4 will soon make its way to developers for testing.

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Apple releases Safari 5.1.4 with up to 11% faster JavaScript performance

03/12/2012, 12:03 pm

Apple on Monday released a maitenance and security update for its Safari Web browser that promises up to an 11 percent Javascript performance boost over the previous version, in addition to delivery roughly a dozen other enhancements.

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