Alternative operating system security
- November 29, 2006
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Meanwhile, IBM seeks to bring mainframe-level security to devices and multiple flaws are fixed in the open source ClamAV program.
- April 04, 2006
McAfee fixes Webshield flaw, Trend Micro data is compromised; and Apple fixes its Mac OS X firmware.
- March 07, 2006
In other news, one hacker gains root access to a Mac while another shows how to compromise Microsoft Fingerprint Reader.