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28 March 2008 | 12,742 views

Mac owned on 2nd day of Pwn2Own hack contest

I have been following this contest and was wondering which OS would be first to fall (if any) seen as though they were all fully patched and the latest versions. For those that don’t know Pwn2Own is a contest at CanSecWest open to anyone to hack a Windows, Linux or Mac OSX box with a [...]

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18 February 2008 | 10,726 views

Apple iPhone Unlocked Again – 1.1.2 and 1.1.3 Firmware

Once again Apple iPhone has been unlocked by a determined youngster, the same who was amongst the first to unlock it last year winning himself a rather nice car and a few 8gb iPhones. It just shows nothing is infallible, all he needed to find was a writable memory address and he was pretty much [...]

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12 December 2007 | 81,206 views

KisMAC – Free WiFi Stumbler/Scanner for Mac OS X

KisMAC is an opensource and free stumbler/scanner application for Mac OS X. It has an advantage over MacStumbler/iStumbler/NetStumbler in that it uses monitor mode and passive scanning. KisMAC supports several third party PCMCIA cards – Orinoco, PrismII, Cisco Aironet, Atheros and PrismGT. USB Prism2 is supported as well, and USB Ralink support is in development. [...]

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21 November 2007 | 4,520 views

Apple Fixes ‘Misleading’ Leopard Firewall Settings

Apple has admitted that is has at LEAST three serious design weaknesses in it’s new application based firewall being rolled out with Mac OS X ‘Leopard’. It comes (somewhat oddly) only 24 hours after a Mac OS X security update that fixed 41 OS X and Safari security vulnerabilities. Previously independent researchers proved that Apple’s [...]

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08 May 2006 | 6,387 views

McAfee Seeds Mac Virus Threat FUD

What a surprise, McAfee spreading FUD to sell more copies of their bloated AV software? Apart from the fact I think the whole AV model is flawed i.e. it can only protect against things the AV companies 1) know about 2) have written a definition for and 3) have delivered the definition to you – [...]

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17 March 2006 | 7,518 views

Appledoz

Each day I check out the technology section of the bbc site, ok, its not the most in-depth, or techy site in the world, but it covers interesting stuff. One interesting article http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4816520.stm talks about getting a mac to run windows. That in it self is quite cool, but to my mind its the wrong [...]

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17 March 2006 | 8,868 views

Measuring up the Security Risks for Mac – Are Apple Prepared?

The fact is Windows is getting ripped apart with viruses, spamware, spyware, zombie clients, trojans worms and whatever else you can think of. Mac and Linux aren’t (at the moment), there are already Bluetooth viruses, so why not Linux and Mac.. Some may say it’s because they are inherently more secure, the architecture and user [...]

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23 February 2006 | 10,015 views

The new Macbook Pro 15″ 2.0Ghz taken apart

OWC (Other World Computing) is a great site for buying parts for the mac. Their prices are quite cheap if you compare prices with stores in asia. Two days back (21/2/06) they got their hands on a Macbook Pro, which they received at 10:30pm and managed to take it all apart by 1.30pm. Pictures are [...]

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21 February 2006 | 4,125 views

Antitrust case against Apple approved

Back in September, we posted about Thomas Slattery, an unhappy iTunes user who filed a class action lawsuit against Apple alledging that Apple has a monopoly over the digital music and digital music player market with iTMS and iPods. Back then, the judge dismissed a number of items in Apple’s favor, but didn’t dismiss the [...]

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21 February 2006 | 5,486 views

Severe Security Hole in Apple Mac Safari Web Browser

As the German IT portal heise online conveys, a new security hole in the Safari webbrowser for Apple’s Mac OS X has been discovered. This security hole is rather severe, as it invokes the execution of shell scripts under certain circumstances. Once again the Safari option “open safe” files automatically after download bears the blame. [...]

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