Alternative operating system security

  • March 02, 2006 02 Mar'06

    Apple fixes more than a dozen OS X flaws

    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 27 Feb'06

    Threats don't diminish Mac's reputation

    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 24 Feb'06

    Hey, Mac. Is that a worm in your Apple?

    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 21 Feb'06

    Critical flaw found in Mac OS X

    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 11 Jan'06

    Apple fixes multiple QuickTime security flaws

    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 04 Jan'06

    Security Bytes: Flaws found in BlackBerry Server

    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 30 Nov'05

    Apple patches 13 flaws in Mac OS X

    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 22 Nov'05

    Influential survey says security 'set back by 6 years'

    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 08 Nov'05

    Lupper worm targets Linux systems

    Security firms say the malware spreads by exploiting security holes in Web servers.

  • October 18, 2005 18 Oct'05

    Security Bytes: New malware targets Skype users

    In other news, a Microsoft patch causes problems while a Lynx flaw affects Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux distributions.

  • September 14, 2005 14 Sep'05

    Apple patches Mac OS X Java flaws

    Attackers could use the security holes to write malicious files, boost user privileges and intercept traffic to a Java application.

  • September 08, 2005 08 Sep'05

    Mad as Hell XVI – Chill, folks, …just chill

    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 06 Sep'05

    Mad As Hell XV -- Penitence and Confession

    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 01 Sep'05

    Mad as Hell XIV -- The ugly about 'The Move'

    In this installation of the popular blog: How to keep from drifting into old habits when you switch operating systems.

  • August 23, 2005 23 Aug'05

    Mad as Hell XII -- IPv6

    What IPv6 is and why you should care.