Alternative operating system security
- March 02, 2006
The pile of security updates is Apple's response to not only a critical flaw uncovered last week, but also to the recent scrutiny regarding the security of its flagship OS.
- February 27, 2006
IT pros still believe Mac OS X is more secure than Windows, despite recent challenges, but that isn't likely to help it unseat Windows in the enterprise.
- February 24, 2006
In this week's Security Blog Log, Bill Brenner looks at the furor over new threats targeting Mac OS X -- long considered a more secure alternative to Windows.
- February 21, 2006
A serious problem with the way Apple's OS processes specially crafted resource forks and HFS metadata comes just days after it became the target of malicious code for the first time.
- January 11, 2006
Attackers could use maliciously crafted images or media files to cause a denial of service or launch malicious code. A new version of QuickTime fixes the problems.
- January 04, 2006
In other news, Social Security numbers of H&R Block customers are reportedly exposed and multiple vulnerabilities are found in the Linux kernel.
- November 30, 2005
Attackers could gain unauthorized system access, compromise sensitive data and launch malcode by exploiting a series of security holes in Mac OS X. But patches are available.
- November 22, 2005
Update: The SANS Top 20 vulnerability list for 2005 shows the bad guys attacking flawed apps and paying more attention to network holes.
- November 08, 2005
Security firms say the malware spreads by exploiting security holes in Web servers.
- October 18, 2005
In other news, a Microsoft patch causes problems while a Lynx flaw affects Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux distributions.
- September 14, 2005
Attackers could use the security holes to write malicious files, boost user privileges and intercept traffic to a Java application.
- September 08, 2005
It's not quite the last word, as you'll read, but three months are up for the author's grand experiment. And he's no longer mad as hell.
- September 06, 2005
After three months, the author admits there's still much to learn about his newly adopted operating system, and that he's "too stupid to use Macs."
- September 01, 2005
In this installation of the popular blog: How to keep from drifting into old habits when you switch operating systems.
- August 23, 2005
What IPv6 is and why you should care.