Today is a big day for Adobe. Not only is the company officially unveiling the next versions of virtually all of the applications in its Creative Suite, but Adobe is also launching its Creative Cloud online offerings.
Despite Apple's release of numerous Java patches and an uninstaller tool, some 140,000 Macs worldwide are still affected by the Flashback trojan that was at one point present on 600,000 machines.
Although malware-affected Macs are on the decline, the numbers are at a point much higher than forecasted by software maker Symantec, according to a Tuesday post on the company's blog.
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.
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Adobe has announced plans to buy back $2bn of its own stock to avoid dilution.
Adobe's board approved a plan to repurchase $2bn of its common stock by 2015 in a bid to avoid dilution. The firm recently reported a decline in profits and its announcement is meant to promote an image of calm, with the firm claiming it will "return value" to Adobe's stockholders.
The number of Apple Macs infected with the Flashback malware seems to be shrinking as Internet security software vendors roll out tools to detect and remove the exploit and run “sinkhole” operations to reduce its effectiveness.
According to security vendor Symantec, the number of infected systems worldwide has shrunk to 270,000, less than half of the more than 600,000 discovered by two other security firms earlier this month.