Updated: Conversations in the talkbacks have been very fruitful, pointing out that Apple does not make anything off of these SMS messages. Originally I had thought that Apple would take a cut from the AT&T profits and that this was the reason why they are the exclusive provider.
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Finally, after months of waiting, iPhone users finally get security fixes for a batch of known software vulnerabilities.The latest iPhone 2.
It my recent story on "Patching the Internet" a discussion on how Dan Kaminsky broke, then subsequently helped fix DNS and the Internet, a lot of discussion centered around how the patch was breaking various software firewall applications. Most notably I heard talk of ZoneAlarm having issues.
Apple released patches for its Apple TV 2.1 product yesterday.
* The 90% of desktops currently at risk comes from numbers presented at the Java One Keynote in 2008. If you aren't patched, get the Java control panel up and get updated, or go to Sun's site to download the update, cause this one's big.
When was the last time you heard something in the lines of "We do our best to protect our customers from the threats posed by..." ?
* Ryan Naraine is on vacation.Guest editorial by Dr Jose NazarioThe past 10 or 15 years have been about the same things, largely, over and over again: input problems into single system applications or kernels.
Brad Taylor, Google's Gmail Spam Czar, has just posted details on the ongoing cooperation with PayPal and Ebay, two of the most targeted brands in phishing emails, the effect of which is rejecting compared to flagging as spam each and every email pretending to be coming from paypal.com and ebay.
Well, inevitably you have some issues, don't you? Yesterday's patch Tuesday effectively patched DNS servers and clients across nearly all of the Internet, and there's been at least one hiccup reported.
* Ryan Naraine is on vacation. Guest editorial by Max WeinsteinIt's no secret that Web sites have become a medium of choice for delivering malware and soliciting personal information for criminal use.