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  • Growing Mac use prompts call for better security

    Some vendors, including Check Point and PGP see growth in whole-disk encryption for Mac OS X laptops on enterprise platforms. 

  • Apple updates QuickTime to plug dangerous flaw

    Media processing errors could be exploited remotely by an attacker to gain control of a victim's machine. 

  • Apple patches dangerous Mac flaws

    Apple issued updates to correct SSL certificate handling in Safari, video handling bugs and several graphics handling flaws that could be exploited remotely. 

  • RE:trace framework aids in OS X, Unix flaw discovery

    The new Ruby-based framework gives security professionals and reverse engineers the ability to find flaws in both the stack and the heap 

  • Researcher behind Linux Kernel flaw explains motives

    When a vulnerability researcher discloses a flaw in a widely-used operating system or application, some IT professionals question the motive. Such has been the case with a Linux Kernel flaw that was disclosed last week. Wojciech Purczynski, a researc... 

  • Linux Kernel attack code worries security experts

    It may not be remotely exploitable, but security experts say Linux Kernel flaws could spell trouble for Linux-based IT shops. The release of attack code has heightened concern. 

  • Java flaws haunt Mac OS X

    Mac OS X has multiple Java-based vulnerabilities attackers could exploit to bypass security programs, launch cross-site scripting assaults or cause a denial of service. 

  • Hefty security fix for Apple Mac OS X, Safari

    Apple released security updates for 41 flaws in Mac OS X and Safari that attackers could exploit to infect machines with malware and cause system crashes. 

  • Apple releases QuickTime security fix

    The popular QuickTime multimedia application is afflicted with at least seven security flaws, but Apple has released an update to fix them. 

  • Exploit code targets Apple Mac OS X

    Security researchers warn that a piece of malware that has long targeted Windows is now setting its sights on Apple's Mac OS X operating system.