Happy Monday. The stories had a strong security flavour over the weekend.
Emil Protalinski— a penetration testing platform that looks like a powerboard, and therefore, in Protalinski's opinion, would be the perfect tool for hackers.
Meanwhile, EuSecWest conference organiserswho can demonstrate zero-day attacks against popular smartphones, forming part of Mobile Pwn2Own 2012.
Apple has taken the next step in its hacking saga, after a Russian developer showed that it was possible to hack it's in-app purchase program and bypass paying for in-app purchases, with Apple saying that it will. Until then, it has provided an interim solution.
Another Russian, who was allegedly behind the distributed denial-of-service attacks that crippled Amazon's website, has been arrested in Cyprus.
Hardware was also a key focus over the weekend, with a German group saying that there should be ato account for the pirated content those devices were likely to hold. Not surprisingly, another group has decried the suggestion, saying that very little space on storage media was used for pirated content.
Whatever we're using our storage for, it seems that we're cheapskates when it comes to choosing the storage medium for our new laptops. Despite the fact that floods in Thailand last year caused higher prices for hard disk drives, we're still not paying extra for solid state drives. IHS iSuppli has said that.
Lenovo's chief executive Yang Yuanqing, however, isn't afraid to splash his cash. He's.
Vodafone, unfortunately, doesn't look like it'll have that much cash to throw around. The operator has seen a. Given its issues in Australia, it seems Vodafone has some work to do around the globe.
Lastly, Google hasof a third-party email client for Mac OSX and iOS, likely to fix the lack of a great app for Gmail on iOS, since Google's own attempt at a Gmail app left something to be desired.
Google will also reportedly have toif it wants to please the European Commissioner and avoid antitrust attention in the EU. Google says it's working with the European Commissioner on the matter. So watch this space.