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Mac OS X Snow Leopard Bundled With Malware Detector

Ah we saw this coming didn’t we, back in June we reported on Apple Struggling With Security & Malware and now they have shown they were paying attention. Even though they tried to do so quietly, they are slipping a ‘malware detector’ into the latest OS X update known as Snow Leopard. The problem is […]

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Trafscrambler – Anti-sniffer/IDS Tool

Trafscrambler is an anti-sniffer/IDS LKM(Network Kernel Extension) for OSX, licensed under BSD. Features Injection of packets with bogus data and with randomly selected bad TCP cksum or bad TCP sequences Userland binary(tsctrl) for controlling trafscrambler NKE SYN decoy – sends out number of SYN pkts before the original SYN pkt TCP reset attack – sends […]

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Apple iPhone OS 3.0 Released – 46 Security Patches

With the latest version of the Apple iPhone OS being released last night or this morning (depending where in the World you are) I guess most of the iPhone users amongst you would have already installed the software. Everyone I know using an iPhone has already done it without a hitch, it’s been long awaited […]

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Apple Struggling With Security & Malware

It’s inevitable as Apple products become more and more popular they will get targeted by the bad guys. Count on more viruses, malware, exploits and rootkits for Apple Operating Systems. They are a bit behind in the curve as they don’t have a formal security program and it’s unknown if they use secure development practices […]

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EFIPW – Modify Apple EFI Firmware Passwords

EFIPW is a tool that can be used to decode and modify Apple EFI firmware passwords via the command line. It is designed after the non open source OFPW utility and is designed to work on Intel machines running Leopard or newer. Useful for lab deployments (setting the firmware password of machines as a post […]

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Charlie Miller Does It Again At PWN2OWN

You right remember in March last year we posted about Charlie Miller at the PWN2OWN contest owning the MacBook Air in under 2 minutes. Guess what? He’s done it again! This time though he’s even faster clocking in at under 10 seconds. No one else stood a chance. He walked off with the prize again, […]

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Mac owned on 2nd day of Pwn2Own hack contest

I have been following this contest and was wondering which OS would be first to fall (if any) seen as though they were all fully patched and the latest versions. For those that don’t know Pwn2Own is a contest at CanSecWest open to anyone to hack a Windows, Linux or Mac OSX box with a […]

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Apple iPhone Unlocked Again – 1.1.2 and 1.1.3 Firmware

Once again Apple iPhone has been unlocked by a determined youngster, the same who was amongst the first to unlock it last year winning himself a rather nice car and a few 8gb iPhones. It just shows nothing is infallible, all he needed to find was a writable memory address and he was pretty much […]

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KisMAC – Free WiFi Stumbler/Scanner for Mac OS X

KisMAC is an opensource and free stumbler/scanner application for Mac OS X. It has an advantage over MacStumbler/iStumbler/NetStumbler in that it uses monitor mode and passive scanning. KisMAC supports several third party PCMCIA cards – Orinoco, PrismII, Cisco Aironet, Atheros and PrismGT. USB Prism2 is supported as well, and USB Ralink support is in development. […]

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Apple Fixes ‘Misleading’ Leopard Firewall Settings

Apple has admitted that is has at LEAST three serious design weaknesses in it’s new application based firewall being rolled out with Mac OS X ‘Leopard’. It comes (somewhat oddly) only 24 hours after a Mac OS X security update that fixed 41 OS X and Safari security vulnerabilities. Previously independent researchers proved that Apple’s […]

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