Alternative OS security: Mac, Linux, Unix, etc. News
January 03, 2017
A low-severity vulnerability dating back to 1995 in libpng, the official reference library implementation for PNG, may have enabled remote DoS attacks.
December 02, 2016
Android app security is under attack this week with vulnerabilities in the popular app, AirDroid, and malware that steals Google account authentication tokens.
November 22, 2016
The Manhattan district attorney said his office has hundreds of locked iOS devices and called on Apple to open up its smartphone encryption to warrants.
November 21, 2016
A new Android backdoor leaves as many as 3 million users vulnerable, and one expert said enterprises must be careful about using budget devices.
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NAND mirroring has been proposed to break the security in certain portable devices that use NAND flash memory for encryption. Continue Reading
A boot sector virus is malware that infects the computer storage sector where startup files are found. The boot sector contains all the files required to start the operating system (OS) and other bootable programs. Continue Reading
DOS (Disk Operating System) can refer to a computer operating system that is loaded from a disk drive or to an operating system based on Microsoft Disk Operating System (MS-DOS). Continue Reading
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The Keydnap malware has the ability to steal passwords stored in the Keychain Access app on Mac systems. Expert Nick Lewis explains how to mitigate this issue. Continue Reading
The hot-patching feature in Windows servers is vulnerable to attacks from APT groups. Expert Nick Lewis explains what hot patching is and how to mitigate its flaw. Continue Reading
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Amazon disabled native encryption capabilities in the latest Fire OS version. Expert Michael Cobb explains what this means for security, and if encryption can be reinstated. Continue Reading
In this excerpt of Hacking and Penetration Testing with Low Power Devices, author Philip Polstra describes "The Deck" -- a custom Linux distribution -- that breaks the traditional penetration model by providing pen testers an OS that runs on ... Continue Reading
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A password-verification flaw in iOS 10 allowed attackers to decrypt local backups. Expert Michael Cobb explains how removing certain security checks led to this vulnerability. Continue Reading
Apple's removal of PPTP support on iOS 10 and Mac OS Sierra leaves companies scrambling to implement other VPN protocols. Expert Michael Cobb explains enterprise options. Continue Reading
A Linux vulnerability that affects 80% of Android devices allows for attacks on TCP communications and remote code execution. Expert Michael Cobb explains how to mitigate these risks. Continue Reading