∞ Couple can sue LoJack software maker, court rules

Wired: U.S. District Judge Walter Rice ruled last week against Absolute Software, which provides software and services for tracking stolen computers. Absolute sought a summary judgment in its favor, insisting that one of its theft recovery agents acted properly when … Continued

∞ More malware on the Android store

No matter how much Google does to convince consumers it is good and open, continued reports of malware will hurt its reputation. Google already had to remove apps containing malware once and a report in May said malware on the … Continued

∞ Apple details how to remove MacDefender malware

Apple updated its Web site on Tuesday with details on how to remove the much talked about MacDefender malware.

“A recent phishing scam has targeted Mac users by redirecting them from legitimate websites to fake websites which tell them that their computer is infected with a virus,” Apple wrote on its support site. “The user is then offered Mac Defender ‘anti-virus’ software to solve the issue.”

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∞ Android sees 400 percent increase in Malware

It’s a big news day for Google, but it’s not all good news for the search and mobile operating system company.

In a new global mobile threat report released on Tuesday, Juniper Networks said cyber criminals are turning to smartphones instead of PCs. Along with that shift is a widening gap between hacker capabilities and an organization’s defenses.

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∞ MacScan 2.8 adds support for Firefox 4

SecureMac on Monday released an update for its anti-spyware application for Mac OS X, MacScan.

MacScan 2.8 adds support to scan Firefox 4 for Tracking Cookies and the ability to clean Firefox 4 web files like browsing and download history. A bug that caused some Firefox files to not be cleaned under certain conditions was also fixed.

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∞ QuickTime, GarageBand updates improve stability

In addition to updating iTunes, Apple on Monday also released updates for its QuickTime media software and GarageBand, the company’s consumer music creation application. According to Apple, QuickTime 7.6.2 “includes changes that increase reliability, improve compatibility and enhance security.” In … Continued