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Loaded: The Flashback phenomenon

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Loaded: The Flashback phenomenon

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Microsoft pays big bucks for AOL's patents, secure your name on whatever Zeen will be, and find out if your Mac is infected with Flashback.

It's Monday April 9th, 2012. I'm Bridget Carey on CNET.com and its time to get loaded. Mac users , its time to start worrying about protecting yourself against Malware. Experts are calling the flashback trojan, the largest attack against Mac Computers and as of Monday, its estimated to be quietly running on more than 600, 000 Mac Machines around the world. Half of those infected computers are in the US. And most are running Mac OSX. The Malware connects the infected machine to a Bot Net Network that can harvest the users information. Researches say that since Apple Computers are growing in popularity, its no surprise the bad guys are targeting Macs. Apple announced it will tighten security in the next version of Mac OSX with a feature called Gatekeeper. In the meantime you can check if you're infected by using a form on the website, drweb.com. Its the site of the Russian Security Firm that's been tracking the spread of flashback. If you're infected, visit CNET's how to site for instructions on removing that bug. AOL just got quite a financial boost, Microsoft just paid AOL more than $1 billion to buy 800 patents. Once the deal is done at the end of the year, AOL will still have about 300 patents left related to advertising, search and other technologies. AOL has been working on selling its patents for several months now. The founders of Youtube are creating an online magazine service called Zeen. Right now, the site doesn't reveal much. It's says the service will let users discover and create beautiful magazines and visitors can reserve a user name now before it launches. Sony is expected to cut 10,000 jobs by the end of the year, according to a report from a Japanese Business Newspaper . The move would knock 6% of its global workforce. Also 7 executives maybe asked to forfeit their bonuses, the firings comes at the heels of bad news. Sony just reported it lost $3.2 billion in the 2011 fiscal year. The Nokia Lumia 900 went on sale Sunday, but already its off to a pretty good start, at least on Amazon, both the black and blue models of the Windows phone are the top 2 phones on Amazon's Cellphone Best Seller List. Of course now, we have to hear from AT&T to know those stores sales numbers. Nokia really needs this phone to do well to succeed in the US and AT&T is doing a big marketing push for the phone. Spending the reported one hundred and fifty million dollars on advertising. Those are your headlines for today. I'm Bridget Carey for CNET.com and you just been loaded.

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