In the first of a two part series, Fraser Howard takes a closer look at the Redkit exploit kit.
Learn more about how this kit works and the compromised web servers that are being used to host it.
About two weeks ago, a posting on the Full Disclosure Mailing List announced a new Linux rootkit.
Indeed, the posting didn't just announce the malware, but included a fully-working sample...
Java brings with it some significant risks, yet for many people, it's "just there on my computer."
In this episode, Duck and Chet tell you All about Java, and help you to make an informed decision in balancing its risks and rewards at work and at home.
A web-based malware attack has been discovered, targeting users of Windows, Mac and Linux.
Although the amount of malware written for different operating systems can vary, it's becoming increasingly hard to argue that it's safe to surf the web on any OS without anti-virus protection.
Flaming Retort is back, this time trying to Coole and Explayne the flames we've had from some Mac users in the past few days.
In a back-to-front way of making Mac fans feel better, I'll start by making everyone feel slightly worse, taking a small potshot at Windows, OS X and Linux fans alike.
Just under a month ago, the official distribution site for the Linux kernel was taken offline following an embarrasing malware incident.
The good news is that kernel.org is back online. It's not all roses, though.
Lots of readers said they'd like to see our 'news-with-a-conscience' videos more than once a month.
So here you go. 60 Second Security, once every two weeks.
The Linux world is in a bit of a security spinout at the moment.
Could this be the moment that you finally decide to try OpenBSD?
A chap by the name of Efim Bushmanov has just published a claim that he has reverse-engineered the Skype protocol.
But how did he do it? And will the lawyers take it from here?
Welcome to the first installment of a brand new Naked Security column, Flaming Retort!
This week, Sophos Voice of Reason Paul Ducklin soothes the friction which seems to warm things up whenever Linux meets anti-virus.
Mac user? Windows user? It doesn't really matter when it comes to cross-platform malware. A new version of the Boonana Trojan horse has been discovered.
This morning I noticed that SANS were talking about a Perl bot that has been reported on various Unix systems. I went looking for this file and noticed that a colleague had already updated the identity for Mal/PerlBot-A to detect Read more…
Next to OS X users, Linux users are the most arrogant in their perception that they are immune to malware infections. Unfortunately for them, this morning the administrators of UnrealIRCd.com had to post that their Unix/Linux source code had been Read more…
The conference has now drawn to a close and Michael Argast and I have made CanSecWest this week's podcast topic. Our weekly podcasts have been going well so far and I would like to thank our editor/producer Maria Varmazis for Read more…
The second day of CanSecWest was a beautiful day in Vancouver. The day was full of information-packed sessions and anticipation for the evening dinner party reception. "SEH overwrite and its exploitability - Shuichiro Suzuki" Shuichiro, who works for Forteenforty, demonstrated Read more…