The bug should've been squashed in the latest update of OS X 10.10.3, but researchers say it persists. Every Mac is at risk from this "backdoor" bug.
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Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years. He was most recently Editorial Director of BYTE, Dark Reading and Network Computing at UBM Tech. Prior to that he spent over a decade consulting and writing on technology subjects, primarily in the area of security. He is the author of three books and thousands of published articles and many more unpublished, private reports. Larry has been Technical Director at several test laboratories where he both directed and ran product testing, with a special interest in test automation. Larry began his career as a Software Engineer at the now-defunct Desktop Software Corporation in Princeton, NJ, on the team that wrote the NPL 4GL query language. He also worked on corporate IT and software development at Chase Econometrics. Larry is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Public Policy.
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The UK phone and telecoms giant's new "ethical hacking" service aims to fix security vulnerabilities in cars long before they roll off the production line.
A new report alleges that the missing cache of bitcoins was long gone before Mt. Gox's demise in 2014.
Recently discovered vulnerabilities are being used by the Russian APT28 group to spy on government targets and steal politically sensitive data.
Raytheon is expected to announce plans to acquire Websense in order to bring government security solutions into the enterprise.
Twitter's general counsel said in a Washington Post editorial: "Open discussion doesn't mean much if some people are afraid to take part."
Zero Day Weekly: Active Microsoft zero-day, Oracle kills Java, D-Link snafu, more DHS cyber-negligence
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending April 17, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
Mojang, the game's creator, allegedly ignored warnings for almost a year.
Forty accounts amounts to just 0.0005 percent of the site's total 8 million active accounts.
The tax season is a popular time for cybercriminals to strike -- but the risk of phishing campaigns is yet to come to an end.
Palo Alto Networks, McAfee, Websense gateway systems allow malicious traffic to slip through the net
Researchers claim a number of high-profile gateway solutions do little to interrupt or prevent malicious communications.
IBM's X-Force Exchange aims to be one of the largest and most thorough catalogs of vulnerabilities in the world, helping companies to defend against cyber-crimes in real-time.
Researchers who report vulnerabilities in Dropbox software can expect a cash reward.
Data breaches, hacks, and vulnerable software makes it easier than ever for a hacker to get access to your data. These simple steps can help mitigate it happening in the first place.
Naikon was in for more than it bargained for when the group decided to strike another threat actor.