Apple has the operating system, app + gaming ecosystem and even has an excellent piece of hardware already in place — why, oh, why haven’t they let the genie out of the bottle? It would be awesome and no further proof thereof is needed than this fresh hack from Steven Troughton-Smith and TheMudKip.
Apple updated OS X’ integrated trojan blocker over the weekend to protect against Trojan Dropper. Now, another trojan, Flashback, has surfaced and this one, whether the irony was intended or not, masquerades as an Adobe Flash Player installer. Again, however, the threat level is believed to be low.
What’s a malware writer to do? Whereas the creators of MacDefender and QHost enjoyed their moments of inglorious fame before they got shut down, a new trojan detected at the end of July has already been unceremoniously nipped in the proverbial bud by the mothership.
Steve Jobs is killing open, or so the five-finger discount crowd will claim. Lord knows why Toyota decided to advertise on Cydia, but they’ve decided, apparently with some encouragement from their friends in Cupertino, to immediately terminate the relationship.
Peruse the computer section of Craigslist in just about any city and you will find them — software pirates selling hand-lettered disks out of their parents’ basements or grubby walkups. With multiple online identities and invariably a “legitimate” low-cost PC repair business as a front, they’ve got apps you want at unbelievably low prices.
For decades, the video tapes and DVDs provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to voters have invariably ended in the hands of pirates. Now, they’re finally getting wise, though you’ve gotta know that such a feeble counter measure won’t slow down pirates.
From NSA spook to celebrity Mac hacker, he’s traveled a rather unique career path and resides at an interesting crossroads — the “frenemy” insider the rest of us look to when security’s on the menu. Although he doesn’t always bear glad tidings for the fairer platform, Miller’s no hater and that kind of cognitive dissonance is sometimes difficult take.