Alternative operating system security
- September 25, 2014
Experts say a 20-year-old vulnerability uncovered in the Bash shell, found in Unix-based operating systems including Linux and Mac OS, could lead to a dangerous worm outbreak unlike anything seen in more than a decade.
- July 25, 2014
News roundup: The revelation of potential iOS backdoors -- and Apple's perceived acknowledgement of them -- has sparked debate over the definition of a backdoor and raised concerns over iOS security.
- April 02, 2014
The Safari security update addresses a number of remotely exploitable vulnerabilities and includes a fix for a hack from the Pwn2Own competition.
- February 25, 2014
Apple has followed up a recent set of iOS fixes with an urgent patch for OS X, correcting a flaw that enabled man-in-the-middle attacks.
- February 23, 2014
Apple patched a critical iOS SSL flaw Friday that allows attackers to manipulate SSL/TLS data. The flaw exists in OS X too and has yet to be fixed.
- November 14, 2012
Apple platform security firm Intego has discovered OSX/Imuler.E, a new variant of the Imuler Trojan.
- July 25, 2012
Mac security vendor Intego identified the Crisis Trojan, a new Mac OSX Trojan, as a likely future weapon for targeted attacks against Apple endpoints.
- June 19, 2012
A software implementation issue enables an attacker to escalate privileges or break out of a virtual machine environment.
- February 06, 2012
A researcher calls the state of industrial control system security “laughable” and warns of the consequences of unpatched critical infrastructure that is reachable over the Internet.
- May 02, 2011
A security team at CSIS Security Group discovered a crimeware toolkit targeting Mac OS X being sold on the black market. Researchers are also noting an increase in fake antivirus.
- March 08, 2011
The search engine giant said it would take steps to prevent additional malicious applications from using similar exploits from being distrusted via its Android Market.
- July 26, 2010
Opinion: Apple security is perceived to be very good, but as the popularity of Apple technologies increases, so too are the dangers for Apple users and the companies charged with securing Apple products.
- June 03, 2010
Security researchers at antivirus vendor Intego have discovered spyware attached to freely downloadable Mac applications. The malware is difficult to detect.
- June 01, 2010
Google is phasing out Microsoft Windows, citing the Aurora attacks, which targeted a flawed version of Microsoft Internet Explorer, according to a report in The Financial Times.
- July 30, 2009
Researcher Dino Dai Zovi presented details on a rootkit called Machiavelli, a proof-of-concept Mac OS X rootkit that seeks to dent what many Mac enthusiasts believe is an impervious OS.