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Hackers port trojan from Linux to OS X

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.

October 25, 2011 by

Hackers boot Linux on iPhone

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.

November 30, 2008 by

Linux on the iPhone?

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.

November 17, 2008 by

Remote buffer overflow bug bites Linux Kernel

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.

November 5, 2008 by

Android security team appeals to hackers

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 (.

August 19, 2008 by

Adobe Flash ads launching clipboard hijack attack

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.

August 18, 2008 by

Linux hacked more often than Windows

While Linux has long enjoyed a reputation for being more secure than closed source operating systems such as Windows, its rise in popularity has also made it a far more common target for hackers, a new study suggests.An analysis of hacker attacks on online servers in January by security consultancy mi2g found that Linux servers were the most frequently violated, accounting for 13,654 successful attacks, or 80 per cent of the survey total.

February 19, 2004 by

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