October 29th, 2010
Firesheep Security Tool Highlights Perils of Open Networks
Sometimes in the security world there are problems we know about for a long time that are mostly ignored until someone finally kicks us in the face with a dramatic demonstration. On 24 October 2010, freelance developer Eric Butler virtually body slammed a large percentage of the Internet with the release of Firesheep, a Firefox plug-in that enables anyone on the same local network to hijack certain webmail, social networking, shopping, and other sessions without any technical skills; it does not work past a local router. Users on the same network connecting to sites such as Twitter, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, and Facebook are all potentially vulnerable to Firesheep.
October 27th, 2010
WARNING: "Is this you in this video?"
SecureMac issued a bulletin warning of a Java-based, cross-platform Trojan Horse circulating in the wild that it rates a "critical" security threat. Disabling Java in your web brower is a highly-recommended counter-measure.
September 14th, 2010
Zero-day Exploit Hits Flash, Acrobat
Adobe is warning that a critical security flaw in Flash Player and Adobe Reader has been discovered that potentially impacts all platforms including Mac OS X. There aren’t any reports yet claiming Mac users are being targeted, although it appears the exploit has already made its way to Flash for Windows users.
August 27th, 2010
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August 18th, 2010
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June 1st, 2010
Security concerns prompt Google to switch from Windows to Mac
A major security breach in which Google's Chinese operations were hacked could "effectively end" the presence of Microsoft Windows machines at the search giant, with most systems replaced by Macs.
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