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  • Adware targets Mac OS X

    As F-Secure notes what may be the first example of adware designed for Macs, researcher LMH reports more flaws in the operating system as part of the Month of Kernel Bugs. 

  • New Mac OS X flaw exposed

    A Mac OS X flaw was exposed as part of the Month of Kernel Bugs. Also, a new Web site vows to follow the lead of researchers LMH and H.D. Moore with a week of Oracle zero-days. 

  • Exploit code released for Apple Wi-Fi flaw

    Details on how to attack a flaw in Apple's wireless software were released as part of a new project called the "Month of Kernel Bugs." 

  • Apple fixes Mac Wi-Fi flaws

    Updated: Attackers could exploit flaws in Apple's wireless technology to cause a denial of service or run malicious code, resulting in the full takeover of vulnerable Mac machines. 

  • Security Blog Log: Apple lives under 'cloud of smug'

    This week, Apple is accused of security hubris for falsely boasting that malware isn't a problem for Macs. Meanwhile, in fall malware fashion, worms are out and bots are in. 

  • Legacy protocol puts IBM mainframes at risk

    The millions of daily transactions processed by IBM mainframes could be at risk, one security researcher says, because of a weakness in a venerable networking protocol. 

  • Security Wire Weekly podcast: Forrester's Natalie Lambert

    This week, Senior News Writer Bill Brenner recaps news of IBM's acquisition of ISS, Microsoft's latest security woes and chats with Forrester Research analyst Natalie Lambert about challenges to Apple's security reputation. Listen now on your compute... 

  • Apple fixes Xsan security flaw

    Attackers could exploit a security flaw in Apple's Xsan file system to launch malicious code and crash vulnerable machines, but a fix is available. 

  • Security Bytes: Exploits targeting freshly patched Apple flaw

    The crew in Cupertino patches nearly two dozen holes in OS X, but not before exploits are unleashed. Plus McAfee fixes a critical flaw and EMC gets the OK to buy RSA. 

  • Linux patch problems: Your distro may vary

    As Linux grows, choosing a version that fixes flaws quickly is critical. However, as Edmund X. DeJesus discovered, some Linux distributions publish security fixes faster than others.