Alternative operating system security
- October 07, 2016
Google patches 78 vulnerabilities, including half a dozen critical flaws -- but none exploited in the wild -- in two patch levels in October's Android Security Bulletin.
- September 26, 2016
A Russian cyberforensics firm discovered a password-verification flaw in iOS 10 that leaves local backups exposed, allowing hackers to obtain passwords and other valuable data.
- September 20, 2016
A researcher has demonstrated a NAND-mirroring iPhone hack that could have helped the FBI crack the San Bernardino iPhone 5c at a far lower cost.
- September 02, 2016
Apple patched spyware bugs in OS X and Safari that enabled the 'lawful intercept' Pegasus cyberweapon exploit against iOS because the desktop and mobile OSes shared vulnerable code.
- August 29, 2016
A new remote iOS exploit called Pegasus leverages three zero days in what appear to be state-sponsored targeted attack campaigns against political dissidents.
- August 17, 2016
Will Windows 10's new native version of the Ubuntu Linux command line, Windows Bash, enable new attack vectors? Experts weigh in on Windows Subsystem for Linux.
- July 29, 2016
Google details how it is improving Android security with better memory protections and reduction of the Linux kernel's attack surface.
- July 07, 2016
Vulnerabilities on devices with Qualcomm chipsets can allow Android full-disk encryption to be bypassed by malicious actors or law enforcement.
- June 03, 2016
Roundup: The new SandJacking attack technique allows attackers with physical access to iOS devices to install rogue apps. Plus, more on medical software security and Privacy Shield obstacles.
- May 24, 2016
Google unveiled the next version of its mobile OS, and Android N security will be improved in a few ways, although Google still can't fix OS updates.
- May 18, 2016
New research claims more than 95% of Android devices are vulnerable to clickjacking attacks, but the true danger may not be that severe.
- April 14, 2016
The much-hyped Badlock bug is still important to patch, but raised issues with celebrity vulnerability promotion and responsible disclosure of security vulnerabilities.
- April 01, 2016
Roundup: After the Apple-FBI suit, ACLU reports U.S. ramping up crypto wars with All Writs suits for at least 63 iOS, Android devices; Senator Wyden stands up for strong crypto.
- March 29, 2016
The DOJ found a successful iPhone crack to access the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist's device and dropped the pending legal action against Apple, but only in that one case.
- March 24, 2016
The FBI iPhone backdoor case was put on hold temporarily, as reports surfaced of a possible hack that would allow FBI access without the help of Apple.