Security > OS security

Linux-wide boot process vulnerability revealed

30 July, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Eclypsium has revealed details of a bootloader vulnerability affecting nearly all installations of Linux and a number of Windows devices.

Microsoft warns of RCE vulnerabilities

31 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has discovered two remote code execution vulnerabilities in unpatched versions of the Adobe Type Manager Library for Windows 7.

Privacy International urges Google to crack down on Android security

15 January, 2020

Privacy International has released a petition, calling on Google to help fight vulnerabilities in pre-installed Android apps.

Microsoft patches two new BlueKeep-like bugs

14 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft patched four critical RCE vulnerabilities in the remote desktop services component of Windows, including two with BlueKeep-like wormable capabilities.

Zombieload flaw affects most modern Intel chips

17 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Researchers have discovered a new architectural flaw in most Intel chips released since 2011 that could allow attackers to steal system-level data.

Microsoft said to withdraw Meltdown fix

15 January, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has reportedly withdrawn patches for Meltdown and Spectre kernel memory vulnerabilities due to incompatibilities with AV products, while Intel has advised some customers not to apply its fixes.

Enterprise iOS malware infections triple in Q1

24 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

As use of iOS in the enterprise grows, Apple devices are becoming increasingly popular targets for cybercriminals, with the number of exploits patched in Q1 exceeding the number discovered in all of last year.

Microsoft patches older versions of Windows again

19 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

For the second time this month, Microsoft has released security fixes for discontinued operating systems such as XP due to fears of another WannaCry-scale attack campaign.

Microsoft issues critical Flash security update

23 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Despite the decision to delay this month's batch of Windows patches, Microsoft has pushed out an update that fixes potential vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash libraries embedded in newer Windows browsers.

Google discloses zero-day Windows flaw

20 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google has disclosed a Windows flaw that could be used to steal private data, just days after Microsoft announced it is skipping the monthly release of Windows patches.

AtomBombing exploits design flaw in Windows

31 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

EnSilo security researchers have uncovered a new code injection method that exploits a vulnerability endemic to the design of Windows and is present in all versions of the operating system.

Top Mac AV programs have a 100% hit rate

01 August, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

AV-Comparatives has tested the major third-party Mac antivirus programs, and each was able to detect 100% of the top 50 most popular and recent malware samples.

PC users getting better at patching Windows

27 April, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The percentage of Australian PC owners still running unpatched versions of Windows more than halved in the first quarter to just 5.9%, but popular third-party software remains more likely to stay vulnerable.

1 in 5 Aussie businesses use obsolete server software

14 July, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

As Windows Server 2003 reaches its end of extended life, research from Telsyte shows that 20% of Australian businesses are still running the antiquated software or an even older version.

Windows Server 2003? Your time is up

08 April, 2015 by Greg Stone

Support for Windows Server 2003 will cease 100 days from now, yet almost 60% of businesses are still reliant on it. Microsoft Australia's CTO, Greg Stone, talks us through what to do about upgrading.

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