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Ubisoft Announces Flashback Remake For XBLA, PSN
Ubisoft isn’t a stranger to bringing classic video games series to the modern as they have taken franchises like Prince of Persia to new heights, even remaking the classic game for a number of platforms. It looks like they’re aiming their sights at another classic game to receive a remake, Delphine Software’s Flashback.Ubisoft’s remake of Flashback is currently in development by VectroCell to be released on the Xbox Live Arcade […]

Symantec Says Purpose for Flashback Botnet was Profit
 The Botnet called ‘Flashback’ which infected over 600,000 Mac computers a while back is believed to have been created to net its authors as much as $10,000 a day. According to a blog post by Symantec, the primary motivation behind the alleged botnet was money. The security firm detailed that the Trojan virus provided an ad-clicking component which would then load itself into 3 different browsers for Mac, Safari, Firefox […]

Symantec reports that 140,000 Mac computers are still infected with the Flashback trojan
It seems that despite Apple’s latest update which supposedly removed the Flashback trojan, not to mention the amount of publicity that the situation has received, you’d think that just about every Mac user would have checked their computers for it and removed it accordingly, right? Apparently not. According to Symantec who has been monitoring the situation, it has been reported that a staggering 140,000 Mac computers are still infected with […]

F-Secure rolls out Flashback removal app for affected Mac computers
While Apple is busy trying to come up with a software of their own to remove the Flashback trojan from Mac computers, other third party software companies have since released solutions to address the problem. One of them is F-Secure who was amongst the first on the scene to offer a solution that removed the trojan. Unfortunately this involved a fair bit of command lines that had be entered into […]

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Apple developing their own software to remove the Flashback trojan
About a week ago, it was reported that a staggering 600,000 over Macs were infected with the Flashback trojan. Apple has since released an update to patch up the vulnerability, and while there have been releases of third-party tools to check your Mac to see if you’re one of the few infected with the trojan and to remove the trojan, it looks like Apple wants to streamline the process by […]

Java updates for Flashback avoid OS X Tiger and Leopard
Apple has managed to issue a fix to the vulnerability that plagued Mac systems in the recent Flashback malware attacks, but this fix is only supported in select versions of OS X, and will not include Tiger and Leopard. The two updates released by Apple for the Java runtime in OS X will nudge the Java release to the latest version, which is 1.6.0_31. The updates will be made available […]

Over 600,000 Macs infected with Flashback botnet
According to Dr. Web, a Russian antivirus company, there are more than 600,000 Macs around the world that has been infected by a malware known as the Flashback botnet. This particular malware was specially designed to steal personal information specifically in the US, where there are 274 of such infected Macs located in Cupertino itself – others might call it Apple’s heartland. Dr. Web has estimated that half a million […]