Alternative operating system security
- May 09, 2019
Google's security and privacy upgrades to Android are mostly forward-thinking changes, readying for a future that is inevitable but unclear, rather than ways to improve security today.
- February 15, 2019
Google this week attributed security improvements in Google Play to both automated processes and human reviewers. The improvements include stopping bad apps from being published.
- December 07, 2018
New email messages revealed that Facebook app permissions were carefully implemented to avoid alerting users to the fact that the Android app was gathering call log and SMS data.
- October 22, 2018
A zero-day in jQuery File Upload could affect thousands of projects because the jQuery plugin vulnerability has existed for eight years and actively exploited for at least three years.
- June 06, 2018
A rumored security feature, USB Restricted Mode, is making its premiere in Apple's iOS 12 and will protect users from brute-force passcode attacks by thieves and law enforcement alike.
- May 10, 2018
Android P security features, which were previewed at Google I/O, include notable improvements for data privacy and encryption and preventing malicious apps from spying on users.
- May 04, 2018
A new Android Rowhammer PoC proves an attack is possible, but an expert said the limited scope of affected devices and feasibility of performing the attack lessens the danger.
- March 30, 2018
A new government report claims poor communication was to blame for the FBI's court case being filed against Apple despite a San Bernardino iPhone unlock method being almost ready at the time.
- February 09, 2018
News roundup: Apple's highly protected iBoot source code was leaked online. Plus, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau stops its Equifax breach investigation, and more.
- January 31, 2018
Google claims it is faster than ever at removing or rejecting bad Android apps from the Play Store before anyone has a chance to install the troublesome app.
- January 23, 2018
Security researchers found 14 vulnerabilities in Gemalto Sentinel hardware tokens, which could allow dangerous ICS attacks, including full-system takeover.
- January 17, 2018
A new Android spyware tool called Skygofree was described as one of the most powerful surveillance tools and can even capture encrypted messages from WhatsApp.
- January 02, 2018
A newly discovered macOS zero-day flaw, called IOHIDeous, affects all versions of Apple's desktop operating system and can allow for full-system compromise.
- December 05, 2017
Apple released a High Sierra patch to fix a serious macOS authentication vulnerability discovered last week, but users could accidentally undo the patch with a routine OS update.
- November 29, 2017
An Apple macOS flaw in High Sierra could allow an attacker to bypass any authentication dialog, including signing in to a system as a full root user.