The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is examining an 18-year-old's motives after they posted a fake report on CNN's iReport.
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An article (republished by the author here) in the Autumn 2008 issue of 2600 Magazine details a pretty serious vulnerability with Apple's dashboard widgets that could allow access to data on the user's hard drive.Since we may access the system with user privileges, we may edit/remove/create files within the user's home directory (this includes such sensitive data as ~/.
Peter Gabriel funded music recommendation service The Filter launches for Macintosh today.
The National Security Administration (NSA) has published an internal guide for System Administrators to keep their Macs secure within their organization. The 171 page document, titled "Mac OS X - Security Configuration For Version 10.4 or Later Second Edition" (PDF) is a free download from the government agency.
On Monday I reported on a Safari vulnerability that was exposed at a security conference - as it turns out, the vulnerability also affects PCs running Windows as well. Hackers Dino Dai Zovi and Shane Macaulay were able to hijack a MacBook Pro as part of the "PWN to OWN" contest at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.
A lot of hay has been made about a purported "vulnerability" in iPhone that allows a malicious Web site to extract personal information and take control of the device from the a WiFi connection. I put "vulnerability" in quotes because it hasn't been publicly demonstrated yet.
If you're like me you've been sitting on the sidelines while more daring souls hack away at their iPhones. Personally, I'm not a big fan of tinkering with my iPhone's firmware when I need it to make phone calls.
If you bought a Mac because you thought that it was an impenetrable fortress immune from being hacked, you may want to think again.Hackers Dino Dai Zovi and Shane Macaulay were able to hijack a MacBook Pro as part of the "PWN to OWN" contest at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.
ZDNet security blogger Ryan Naraine has the story on the end of the controversial Month Of Apple Bugs (MOAB) project that finished yesterday with the last day of January. The shadowy L.M.H. signed off saying "My time disclosing exploits is over" and promised to release an exploit for a remote kernel vulnerability.
Apple released three updates for Mac OS X today, including:MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update - v1.9 - 2MBThis update is recommended for all 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro mid 2010 models.