Apple has posted a few software and firmware updates, which address issues with airport not able to turn off or on, and drive noise with optical drives. The updates should be available through Software Update, so be sure to check there.… Read more
After much anticipation, Google has finally released Google Chrome for Mac. It is the first beta release, so it will no doubt have bugs, but should be at least fun and interesting for people to check out. The browser has risen in popularity since it's release for Windows about a year ago, and people have been waiting for Google to release it for Linux and OS X. While there have been development versions available for a while, this marks the first step in the final product.… Read more
Check Software Upate! Apple has released a couple of updates to Java, this being the first for Snow Leopard and the sixth for Leopard, bringing the latest versions of Java for OS X (SE6 and SE5) to versions 1.6.0_17 and 1.5.0_22, respectively. These updates addresses security issues with applets gaining elevated privileges and invalid certificates being treated as valid.… Read more
Apple has released a small update to iPhoto, which addresses a couple of small issues that users of the program have been experiencing with the face-recognition technologies in version 8 of the program.… Read more
Another iPhone worm similar to the "Rickrolling" malware has been found targeting users in the Netherlands. The BBC is reporting on this variant of the threat, calling it "Clearly malicious" because it attempts to both remotely control affected iPhones and also steal personal information such as bank login IDs.… Read more
Apple has released a firmware update that corrects some problems associated with the iSight camera that is built into their LED cinema displays. Additionally, a couple of updates for Camino and Firefox Beta have been released, so if you use those browsers it's worth updating.… Read more
Apple released a few updates for Canon, Brother, Lexmark, and HP printers. These updates contain the latest drivers for printers and scanners from these companies, so if you have a printer or scanner that is giving you problems you might benefit from installing them.… Read more
Over the weekend there were reports of the "Rickrolling" worm that targeted jailbroken iPhones which had SSH installed and still used the default password. While definitely a security hole for those who enabled these features, the threat was more of a prank and "proof-of-concept" than anything truly malicious. Yesterday, however, antivirus and security software developer Intego released information on another worm that has been built to steal information from these iPhone users.… Read more
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