Groundbreaking Balkan hacker conference BalCCon: First Contact brought hackers from all over the world to its successful launch and makes plans for next year's edgy event.
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An old Linux Trojan has been rewritten for Apple Mac OS X, extending the reach of hackers operating botnets
Security researcher report hackers have gone out of their way to port an old Linux backdoor Trojan to the Apple Mac OS X platform.
Security researchers at ESET and Sophos have discovered that hackers have gone out of their way to port an old Linux backdoor trojan to the Mac OS X platform, extending their reach of computers that they can use as part of their botnets.
LinuxFoundation.org, Linux.com, and their subdomains are down for maintenance due to a security breach that was discovered on September 8, 2011.
Hackers have compromised a private e-mail list used by Linux and BSD distributors to share information on embargoed security vulnerabilities and used a backdoor to sniff e-mail traffic
The company has issued a patch that addresses 32 vulnerabilities in its Flash Player in Windows, Mac, Solaris and Linux, after hackers exploited one of the vulnerabilities
A new front has opened in the ongoing arms race between Apple and iPhone hackers, with one hacker group making the iPhone boot with a Linux 2.6 kernel.
Of course, after Apple develops an elegant and perfectly understandable mobile UI, Linux hackers want to tear it down. Bring on the OpenMoko, Android or Ubuntu Mobile for the iPhone.
A remote buffer overflow vulnerability in the Linux Kernel could be exploited by attackers to execute code or cripple affected systems, according to a Gentoo bug report that just became public.The flaw could allow malicious hackers to launch arbitrary code with kernel-level privileges.
The Red Hat-supported Fedora Project has started issuing updates to its Linux distribution again, after a hiatus of several weeks caused by a hacker break-in.
Ubuntu today became the latest Linux vendor to patch a vulnerability in the open source operating system's kernel that could have left the door open for hackers to find their way into users' machines.
Already burned by the discovery of serious security vulnerabilities in its SDK, the Android Security Team emerged from the shadows this week with an appeal to the security community for help fixing flaws in the Linux-based mobile platform.In a note posted to several public mailing lists, the open-source group published a detailed FAQ covering its security philosophy and process and made a direct request for hackers to use responsible disclosure (.
Malicious hackers are using booby-trapped Flash banner ads to hijack clipboards for use in rogue security software attacks.In the Web attacks, which target Mac, Windows and Linux users running Firefox, IE and Safari, hackers are seizing control of the machine's clipboard and using a hard-to-delete URL that points to a fake anti-virus program.
The first attacks that are likely to have stemmed from a serious Domain Name System flaw have been reported.
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: German hacker denied entry into U.S.
Check out the Neo1973 which uses an open-source operating system based on OpenMoko.
According to security expert Eugene Kaspersky, we are at the brink of seeing a significant rise in malware attacks on Mac and Linux platforms. So, are hackers ready to target a broad range of platforms or is this merely hyperbole from a security firm that wants to sell products?
Is Mac OS X more "malware resistant" than Windows and Linux or is the market share too small for hackers to bother with? Does fewer patches for Mac mean increased productivity?
Snort, the open-source intrusion-detection software, is vulnerable to hackers, its developers said this week. Snort's popularity has grown as many businesses have been tempted away from expensive proprietary intrusion-detection systems.
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