Tag Archive | "osx"


26 February 2014 | 784 views

Apple Retires Support Leaving 20% Of Macs Vulnerable

There’s been a lot of news and scrambling lately related to the Apple SSL vulnerability, and this week Apple announced it would no longer be supporting OS X 10.6 AKA Snow Leopard. It looks like Lion and Mountain Lion will be supported for a while, and an upgrade to Mavericks is free, so there’s no [...]

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21 February 2013 | 3,070 views

Apple, Facebook & Hundreds More Hacked By 0-Day Java Exploit

There’s an awful lot of high profile hacks going on lately, with some people linking them to the Chinese and a large-scale attack on Western companies. Before this, Twitter Breach Leaks 250,000 User E-mails & Passwords – was probably the most high profile case. Now Apple, Facebook and quite possibly hundreds of other companies have [...]

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21 July 2011 | 12,258 views

OS X Lion Brings Major Security Overhaul To Apple Users

It’s been a long time coming but with the latest release of Max OS X Lion – Apple has really stepped it up in terms of security and pro-active protection. Just a few months back in May we reported that – Mac Malware is Becoming a Serious Threat and back in march Day One At [...]

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28 August 2009 | 7,611 views

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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27 August 2009 | 6,767 views

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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21 November 2007 | 4,519 views

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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17 March 2006 | 7,392 views

Appledoz

Each day I check out the technology section of the bbc site, ok, its not the most in-depth, or techy site in the world, but it covers interesting stuff. One interesting article http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4816520.stm talks about getting a mac to run windows. That in it self is quite cool, but to my mind its the wrong [...]

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21 February 2006 | 5,485 views

Severe Security Hole in Apple Mac Safari Web Browser

As the German IT portal heise online conveys, a new security hole in the Safari webbrowser for Apple’s Mac OS X has been discovered. This security hole is rather severe, as it invokes the execution of shell scripts under certain circumstances. Once again the Safari option “open safe” files automatically after download bears the blame. [...]

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