week in review Long thought of as safer than its competition, Apple's Mac platform is battling a nasty piece of malware designed to steal users' personal information.
More than, according to Russian antivirus company Dr. Web. The malware was initially found in September 2011 masquerading as a fake Adobe Flash Player plug-in installer, but in the past few months it has evolved to exploiting Java vulnerabilities to target Mac systems.
Simply visiting a malicious Web site containing Flashback on an OS X system with Java installed can result in an infection. Once installed, the Flashback will inject code into Web browsers and other applications like Skype to harvest passwords and other information from those program's users.
For more information on what Flashback is, how to determine if a system is infected, and steps to take to remedy the situation,.
Suddenly, the winner of this fierce patent war between two of Silicon Valley's biggest names has become a lot less obvious.
In an interview with CNET, Google's new patent law chief says he has no intention of striking first in the courtroom, but that he's ready to fight back...hard.
After months of leaks, Google posts a video showing how this futuristic technology might work in someone's daily life.
The famous musician has filed several trademarks related to a new high-definition MP3 alternative, reports Rolling Stone. The government could register the trademarks by the holidays.
About 14 percent of Yahoo staffers will be hit by outright termination or phased transition. The company says the move will deliver about $375 million of annualized savings.
A new report from Reuters claims a host of companies are betting big on e-commerce for the world's largest social network, and they think it could be huge.
A settlement is said to be near on an e-book pricing investigation, and any deal will force Apple to bend.
Debuting on Google Play, the photo sharing app has already snapped up a hefty number of users.
Complaint claims the daily deals site misled investors about the state of its financial health.
A data dump from the 1940 census reveals life in the Great Depression and the New Deal era -- and draws huge digital crowds that overwhelm servers.
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