Alternative operating system security

  • November 29, 2006 29 Nov'06

    Apple fixes 22 Mac OS X flaws

    The patches include a fix for a Wi-Fi flaw reported earlier this month as part of the Month of Kernel Bugs. A number of other flaws remain unfixed, however.

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    Adware targets Mac OS X

    As F-Secure notes what may be the first example of adware designed for Macs, researcher LMH reports more flaws in the operating system as part of the Month of Kernel Bugs.

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    New Mac OS X flaw exposed

    A Mac OS X flaw was exposed as part of the Month of Kernel Bugs. Also, a new Web site vows to follow the lead of researchers LMH and H.D. Moore with a week of Oracle zero-days.

  • November 02, 2006 02 Nov'06

    Exploit code released for Apple Wi-Fi flaw

    Details on how to attack a flaw in Apple's wireless software were released as part of a new project called the "Month of Kernel Bugs."

  • September 22, 2006 22 Sep'06

    Apple fixes Mac Wi-Fi flaws

    Updated: Attackers could exploit flaws in Apple's wireless technology to cause a denial of service or run malicious code, resulting in the full takeover of vulnerable Mac machines.

  • September 01, 2006 01 Sep'06

    Security Blog Log: Apple lives under 'cloud of smug'

    This week, Apple is accused of security hubris for falsely boasting that malware isn't a problem for Macs. Meanwhile, in fall malware fashion, worms are out and bots are in.

  • August 18, 2006 18 Aug'06

    Apple fixes Xsan security flaw

    Attackers could exploit a security flaw in Apple's Xsan file system to launch malicious code and crash vulnerable machines, but a fix is available.

  • August 02, 2006 02 Aug'06

    Security Bytes: Exploits targeting freshly patched Apple flaw

    The crew in Cupertino patches nearly two dozen holes in OS X, but not before exploits are unleashed. Plus McAfee fixes a critical flaw and EMC gets the OK to buy RSA.

  • July 27, 2006 27 Jul'06

    Linux patch problems: Your distro may vary

    As Linux grows, choosing a version that fixes flaws quickly is critical. However, as Edmund X. DeJesus discovered, some Linux distributions publish security fixes faster than others.

  • June 28, 2006 28 Jun'06

    Security Bytes: Strategic shift at Symantec leads to 80 layoffs

    New flaws and exploits surface in Internet Explorer; Apple fixes Mac OS X bugs; a new data security bill is filed; and F-Secure fixes a flaw in its antivirus products.

  • May 12, 2006 12 May'06

    Monster fix for Mac OS X, QuickTime

    Apple Computer Inc. has patched more than 25 flaws in its operating system and updated its media player to address 12 vulnerabilities.

  • April 24, 2006 24 Apr'06

    Security Bytes: More flaws in Mac OS X

    In other news: Financial firms scramble over massive online heist, Symantec warns of Scan Engine flaws and a new Snort-based tool is unveiled.

  • April 10, 2006 10 Apr'06

    Security Bytes: Crossover platform virus on the loose

    Meanwhile, IBM seeks to bring mainframe-level security to devices and multiple flaws are fixed in the open source ClamAV program.

  • April 04, 2006 04 Apr'06

    Security Bytes: Massive fraud via Web payment site

    McAfee fixes Webshield flaw, Trend Micro data is compromised; and Apple fixes its Mac OS X firmware.

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    Security Bytes: Mac patch falls short of expectations

    In other news, one hacker gains root access to a Mac while another shows how to compromise Microsoft Fingerprint Reader.