Alternative operating system security

  • March 11, 2009 11 Mar'09

    Serious holes in Mac OS X memory, researcher shows

    A demonstration of hacking techniques at the SOURCE Boston conference enables an attacker to execute arbitrary code and take full control of a Mac.

  • February 19, 2009 19 Feb'09

    New hacking method stealthily attacks Macs with malware

    Italian researcher Vincenzo Iozzo demonstrates how to inject malicious code directly into Mac OS X memory, leaving no trace for forensics investigation.

  • January 23, 2009 23 Jan'09

    Apple fixes critical QuickTime flaws

    Media processing errors can be exploited by an attacker by passing malicious files. A successful attack could allow a person to gain access to critical files.

  • August 27, 2008 27 Aug'08

    Linux systems actively targeted using SSH key attacks

    Attackers install a rootkit on the compromised systems to steal more SSH keys.

  • July 21, 2008 21 Jul'08

    Open source projects fall short on security

    A new study shows many flaws in popular projects and the failure of open source developers to make security a priority.

  • July 08, 2008 08 Jul'08

    Growing Mac use prompts call for better security

    Some vendors, including Check Point and PGP see growth in whole-disk encryption for Mac OS X laptops on enterprise platforms.

  • June 10, 2008 10 Jun'08

    Apple updates QuickTime to plug dangerous flaw

    Media processing errors could be exploited remotely by an attacker to gain control of a victim's machine.

  • May 29, 2008 29 May'08

    Apple patches dangerous Mac flaws

    Apple issued updates to correct SSL certificate handling in Safari, video handling bugs and several graphics handling flaws that could be exploited remotely.

  • February 21, 2008 21 Feb'08

    RE:trace framework aids in OS X, Unix flaw discovery

    The new Ruby-based framework gives security professionals and reverse engineers the ability to find flaws in both the stack and the heap

  • February 14, 2008 14 Feb'08

    Researcher behind Linux Kernel flaw explains motives

    When a vulnerability researcher discloses a flaw in a widely-used operating system or application, some IT professionals question the motive. Such has been the case with a Linux Kernel flaw that was disclosed last week. Wojciech Purczynski, a ...

  • February 11, 2008 11 Feb'08

    Linux Kernel attack code worries security experts

    It may not be remotely exploitable, but security experts say Linux Kernel flaws could spell trouble for Linux-based IT shops. The release of attack code has heightened concern.

  • December 17, 2007 17 Dec'07

    Java flaws haunt Mac OS X

    Mac OS X has multiple Java-based vulnerabilities attackers could exploit to bypass security programs, launch cross-site scripting assaults or cause a denial of service.

  • November 15, 2007 15 Nov'07

    Hefty security fix for Apple Mac OS X, Safari

    Apple released security updates for 41 flaws in Mac OS X and Safari that attackers could exploit to infect machines with malware and cause system crashes.

  • November 05, 2007 05 Nov'07

    Apple releases QuickTime security fix

    The popular QuickTime multimedia application is afflicted with at least seven security flaws, but Apple has released an update to fix them.

  • November 01, 2007 01 Nov'07

    Exploit code targets Apple Mac OS X

    Security researchers warn that a piece of malware that has long targeted Windows is now setting its sights on Apple's Mac OS X operating system.