Apple pushed a handful of patches late last week and updated its OS X Mountain Lion to 10.8.5, improving “stability, compatibility and security” issues and fixing 30 different vulnerabilities in the operating system.
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A new email spam campaign is dropping Android malware, in this case FakeDefender, on phones.
The developers behind Bitcoin-QT, a software wallet used to protect and backup Bitcoin currency have pushed out a new version of the client, fixing a critical denial-of-service bug, three security issues and fortifying password security.
Upon further examination, a new banking Trojan called Hand of Thief that targets Linux, may not be as commercially viable as it was thought to be.
Attackers looking to exploit a previously disclosed and apparently still unpatched bug in sudo, a Unix-based Linux command found in most Apple OS X builds have gotten a little more help this week.
Opera has pushed out version 16 of its eponymous browser this week, complete with what it’s calling “tons of bug fixes” and improved performance.
Java users get another reminder to upgrade to current versions of the browser plug-in after a zero day targeting a previously patched Java 6 bug was found in the Neutrino Exploit Kit
By tweaking the software on certain kinds of phones a hacker could make it so other phones in the area are unable to receive incoming calls or SMS messages.
Vermont’s Norwich University secured another round of funding – $9.9 million in federal contracts – for cybersecurity research this week.
Cisco has fixed several vulnerabilities that if left unpatched could lead to a denial of service attack and allow attackers to modify data or execute arbitrary commands, among other problems.