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Info Sec News, Dec 4, 2008

Posted by Jaime Raphael Licauco, CISSP, GSEC on December 4, 2008

In a series of twists, Apple has pulled out its quietly released Anti-virus technote, stating that it was old. Noted exploit hunter Charlie Miller said that it was much to do about nothing (take note that this is the same guy that won the $10k who hacked the MacBook Air in under two minutes). On the same day that story went out, a new Apple malware was announced in SecurityPark.com. I’ll take the same line as Apple spokesman Bill Evans in saying, “Since no system can be 100% immune from every threat, running anti-virus software may offer additional protection”.

Related Apple Recommends Anti-Virus stories:
Apple anti-virus advice was nothing new
Security Focus
Heise Security
Apple’s antivirus advice ‘big to-do about nothing,’ says researcher
New Apple Mac OS X malware discovered

 


 

CSO Online Interviewed Gary Hinson a few weeks ago on the future of ISO 27000

‘Dumbing down’ the security profession

Bot-wielding hackers crash eBay holiday giveaway

SonicWALL licensing snafu short-circuits protection

Online payment site hijacked by notorious crime gang

Pentagon hacker tries one more time to avoid extradition

Botnet master sees himself as next Bill Gates

U.S. report sees major terror attack by 2013, ignores cyberattack risk

Lenovo arms ThinkPads with Intel’s built-in security

High tech attacks need high tech response


Computer systems are supposedly attacked a few minutes after going online. Here’s just another story about it: IBM in New Zealand did an experiment which resulted in an unprotected system that was rendered useless in around two hours.

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