Alternative operating system security
- March 11, 2009
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
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
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
Attackers install a rootkit on the compromised systems to steal more SSH keys.
- July 21, 2008
A new study shows many flaws in popular projects and the failure of open source developers to make security a priority.
- July 08, 2008
Some vendors, including Check Point and PGP see growth in whole-disk encryption for Mac OS X laptops on enterprise platforms.
- June 10, 2008
Media processing errors could be exploited remotely by an attacker to gain control of a victim's machine.
- May 29, 2008
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.