Highly Reflective Clothing Turns Paparazzi's Camera Flashes Against Them

Even if you're not a celebrity, some of us just don't like having our picture taken and spread around social media. Until now, assaulting the person behind the camera was the only way to make it stop, but Betabrand's new Flashback clothing turns the photographer's gear against them by reflecting the light from a flash… » 2/09/15 9:30am 2/09/15 9:30am

The Flashback Trojan Made Its Makers $10,000 a Day

If you've ever wondered why people write malware, it's just like anything else – it's all about the money. Symantec has worked out that the evil-doing bottom-feeders behind that nasty Flashback Trojan, which caught the Mac world with its pants down, were raking in around $10,000 a day. » 5/01/12 6:43am 5/01/12 6:43am

Another Day, Another Flashback Variant All Up in Your Mac

For those Mac users who still haven't taken the hint and updated their systems' security (all, what, 140,000 of you?), here's yet another version of the Flashback Trojan for you to enjoy. » 4/24/12 9:00pm 4/24/12 9:00pm

Mac Flashback Trojan: Find Out If You're One of the 140,000 Still…

There have been fixes, both unofficial and from Apple itself, for the Flashback trojan that's been plaguing Macs these past few weeks. But of the 600,000 systems initially infected, nearly a third are still compromised. So, hopefully once and for all, here's how to make sure you're not one of them. » 4/18/12 8:38am 4/18/12 8:38am

Better Late than Never, Apple Fixes Flashback Vulnerability

As promised, Apple rolled out a Java update today designed to combat the Flashback infection afflicting some 600,000 Mac users. » 4/12/12 8:22pm 4/12/12 8:22pm

The Easiest Way To Check For And Remove the Mac Flashback Trojan

The Flashback trojan has infected more than half a million Macs (and counting!). But until now, detecting it and removing it hasn't been dead simple. » 4/11/12 1:39pm 4/11/12 1:39pm

Apple's Working on a Flashback Counter-Attack

Apple announced today that it is hard at work, developing a means of scrubbing the Flashback.k Trojan from the 600,000 or so Macs it's infected. » 4/10/12 10:36pm 4/10/12 10:36pm

Mac Flashback Trojan: Find Out If You're One of the 600,000 Infected

There's a new Mac trojan that's been floating around, and it's terrifying everyone. It's written in an unknown language, doesn't even need your password to compromise you, and now it's apparently infected 600,000 users. Here's how to use Terminal to check if you're one of the unlucky many. » 4/05/12 8:40am 4/05/12 8:40am

Windows 7 Sales Are Great (Just Like Vista Sales in 2007)

March, 2007: Windows Vista's initial sales are great, "more than doubling" those of its predecessor, Windows XP. Flash forward to November, 2009: Windows 7 initial sales are 234% higher than Vista's. Those numbers sound awfully similar... » 11/21/09 12:20am 11/21/09 12:20am

In the 90s, NES Graphics Were Best Viewed Up Close

Now, this is a story all about how…Wow, this pretty much hits the early-90s on the head. Baseball Stars, Nike Ultra Force kicks, Mariah Carey CD, those pants! But where's the SNES? I mean, he was the Fresh Prince, right? » 9/03/09 4:40pm 9/03/09 4:40pm

The Original 1983 Microsoft Mouse

Do you remember the year 1983, when Return of the Jedi was in theaters, The Police were still together, and Travis was still inside his parents' genitalia? Well Gearlog does, because they got their hands on an original 1983 Microsoft Mouse. » 2/02/07 9:44pm 2/02/07 9:44pm