The intellectual cat-and-mouse tussle over hiding and finding virtual machine rootkits has hit a new gear with a team of researchers dismissing the notion of "100 percent undetectable" malware and the release of source code for a new "Blue Pill" rootkit.
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At the first ever Pwnie Awards announced at the Black Hat Briefings here, a team of well-known researchers picked the OpenBSD team from a list of four software vendors -- BMC, EnCase and Norman AntiVirus were the others -- in the "lamest vendor response" category.
Matthew Murphy, an outspoken hacker who is credited with several major flaw discoveries, has confirmed he is joining Apple as a product security engineer.
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Apple has issued a monster update with patches for about 50 security vulnerabilities affecting iPhone, Safari and Mac OS X users.
Exactly a week after admitting that Firefox was just as guilty as Internet Explorer when it comes to passing dangerous data to third party applications, the open-source group shipped Firefox 22.214.171.124 with workarounds and patches for two related vulnerabilities.
Google has snapped up one of the sharpest minds in the hacker community, luring Michal Zalewski to help lock down its long list of Internet facing products.
Trend Micro today rolled out a new Botnet Identification Service (BIS) to help find botnet command-and-control servers and block communications between them and the zombie PCs they control. It'll help mitigate some networks but don't look for it to make a serious difference.
Thomas Dullien, aka "Halvar Flake," a prominent security researcher who has been a fixture at the annual Black Hat security conference, has been denied entry into the U.S. to attend and conduct training at this year's confab.
A serious security flaw in an ActiveX control that ships with the Yahoo Widgets could put users at risk of PC takeover attacks.