Alternative operating system security
- March 18, 2016
The rhetoric about the iPhone backdoor from Apple and the FBI has gotten more intense as Apple challenged the FBI in court by calling its motion unconstitutional.
- February 26, 2016
The public debate surrounding the iPhone backdoor case heats up; Apple and the FBI clarify their messages; and Apple gets legal support from major tech companies.
- January 21, 2016
A newly found Linux kernel vulnerability has garnered big headlines. Google said the risk to Android has been overstated, and experts are unsure about the danger to the wider Linux ecosystem.
- January 06, 2016
Silent Circle has patched a critical modem vulnerability in its first-generation Blackphone to prevent phone hijacking by attackers.
- October 16, 2015
News roundup: FBI issues a public service announcement about EMV chip-and-signature cards. Plus: bumper crop of OS X malware in 2015; phishing sites with authenticated certificates and more.
- August 07, 2015
News roundup: ICANN confirmed its members' credentials were stolen Wednesday, forcing the nonprofit to enforce a site-wide password reset. Plus: VPN provider being used for APTs; Thunderstrike strikes again; Windows 10 security in its first week.
- June 19, 2015
News roundup: Details have emerged about weaknesses in OS X and iOS that allow attackers to upload malware and steal passwords and data. Plus: More jump on HTTPS bandwagon; CSO/CDO salaries increase; 23% of software app components contain flaws.
- April 06, 2015
Google's first Android Security Report claims that malware on the platform was found on fewer than 1% of devices in 2014, but experts question if the ecosystem is really as safe as it has ever been.
- January 30, 2015
PHP applications, including WordPress, are vulnerable to the GHOST Linux exploit, but overall the flaw may not be as dangerous as first thought.
- January 27, 2015
A critical Linux vulnerability, called GHOST, has been found to affect glibc versions released since 2000, and could pose a remote exploit risk on many Linux systems.
- January 09, 2015
News roundup: The FBI maintains North Korea was behind the Sony Pictures hack, in spite of naysayers. Plus: Malware campaign attributed to Russia; new Mac OS X bootkit; cyberattack causes physical damage.
- October 08, 2014
Yahoo says a reported attack was not the result of a Shellshock exploit, but researchers have found new vulnerabilities in SSH key-management and network-attached storage systems.
- September 26, 2014
Exploits are already being written and rewritten for the 'Shellshock' Bash security vulnerability, which was announced just days ago, increasing the urgency for enterprises to remediate it quickly.
- September 26, 2014
News roundup: The revelation that the Bash bug could be the worst worm outbreak in more than a decade started a frenzy on social media. Plus: a 'Kyle and Stan' malvertising update; GM ups auto cybersecurity; two data breaches; and more.
- September 25, 2014
As attackers begin exploiting the 'Shellshock' Bash vulnerability, experts say many attack vectors remain unknown, making immediate remediation extremely critical.