Archive for the 'OS X Security' Category

PC Virus delivered with new iPods!

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Posted on REUTERS: Apple says shipped iPods carrying computer virus NEW YORK (Reuters) – Some of Apple Computer Inc.’s iPod digital music players shipped in the past month carry a computer virus, according to a posting on Apple’s technical support Web site.Apple said since September 12, less than 1 percent of Video iPods—the pocket-sized devices […]

APPLE BATTERY RECALL: Battery iBook G4 and PowerBook G4

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

Apple has determined that certain lithium-ion batteries containing cells manufactured by Sony Corporation of Japan pose a safety risk that may result in overheating under rare circumstances. The affected batteries were sold worldwide from October 2003 through August 2006 for use with the following notebook computers: 12-inch iBook G4, 12-inch PowerBook G4 and 15-inch PowerBook […]

Yahoo! Messenger for Mac OS X vulnerable to remote buddy-add exploit

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Posted on macfixit: Although mac os X has proven invulnerable (so far) to genuine, in-the-wild exploits that allow remote execution of arbitrary code, individual third-party applications can still suffer remote attacks that—while unable to take control of the system, nor gain user or root access—can cause said individual applications to crash. Take, for instance, a […]

Why Windows is less secure than Linux

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

» Why Windows is less secure than linux | Threat Chaos | ZDNet.com Many millions of words have been written and said on this topic. I have a couple of pictures. The basic argument goes like this. In its long evolution, Windows has grown so complicated that it is harder to secure. Well these images […]

MacDailyNews Spate of recent Mac security stories signal that Microsoft, others getting nervous

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Full article available at MacDailyNews: Spate of recent Mac security stories signal that Microsoft, others getting nervous Monday, March 06, 2006 – 10:40 AM EST  By SteveJack Viruses that aren’t viruses. Hysterical reports that equate mac os X security to Windows. Media reports about mac os X “worms, trojans, and viruses.” Totally unsubstantiated reports that […]

Safari vulnerability worth taking note of

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Read on Ars Technica: Safari vulnerability worth taking note of 2/21/2006 6:51:49 AM, by Eric Bangeman “Yesterday, we reported on a Trojan horse for mac os X that is just like the entry for Earth in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in that it is mostly harmless. A new vulnerability targeted at Apple’s home-grown […]