OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt wants Intel to come clean on the severity of bugs in the Intel Core 2 processors, warning that some of the bugs "will *ASSUREDLY* be exploitable from userland code."de Raadt's comments follow Intel's release of a BIOS patch to cover potential unpredictable system behavior on Windows machines running Core 2 and Xeon 3000/5000 chips.
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At last year's Black Hat security conference, stealth malware researcher Joanna Rutkowska caused a stir with the introduction of Blue Pill, a new technology she claims can create malware that remains "100 percent undetectable."This year, a group of her peers will challenge Rutkowska to prove it, arguing that a 100% undetectable rootkit is absolutely impossible.
RealNetworks has issued a security fix for a gaping hole in its flagship RealPlayer software but, strangely, the company has not issued a security advisory to warn its millions of customers.
David Maynor is hoarding his Safari browser flaws with his eyes on the iPhone.As far back as January, hackers were asking questions about the iPhone CPU and preparing for attack scenarios.
Anti-virus researchers at McAfee are reporting a massive wave of "pump-and-dump" stock spam -- with a interesting twist.
It lies right between the "coursework carcass preparer" and the "gravity research project," according to this amusing top-ten list from PopSci.com
Apple has refreshed its new Safari for Windows browser to patch a pair of vulnerabilities that could cause spoofing and HTTP redirection attacks.
The Windows vs Linux security report card that I wrote about from TechEd two weeks ago is officially out and Microsoft has stepped up its PR campaign to argue that Windows Vista has a "lower vulnerability fix and disclosure rate" than competitive Linux distributions.
Almost without notice, the ongoing month of search engine bugs is chugging along, discussing and exposing some some rather serious vulnerabilities in some of the world's most popular search engines.
Apple issues an update to Apple TV to fix a remotely exploitable buffer overflow that could allow code execution attacks.