The Intego company, dealing with security Mac issues, discovered a new trojan for OS X called Crisis. At the moment the threat is a trojan with low risk, because until now there were no computers discovered infected by this trojan (so how could they find it?). It is known that Intego VirusBarrier X6 easily took care of a trojan, malware is identified as OSX/Crisis, and the backdoor component Backdoor OSX/Crisis. In addition VirusBarrier X6 blocks the connection to the IP-address, which Crisis is trying to connect.
During the legal battles between Apple and Samsung now and then there appeared iPhone and iPad prototypes and here is their review. More and more details about the companies devices became available for the sleepless public view. At this time, the web sources spilled light at the data that was object of desire for many Apple technology owners. Of course I’m talking about a company’s prototype devices. Thanking to dismantling of two giants we now have the opportunity to see a lot of iPhone and iPad prototypes and get them reviewed. Each of them, one way or another, had some chances to get into mass production.
This post will cover the Safari 6.0 for OS X Mountain Lion features and new stuff. Perhaps for a modern user one of the most frequently used applications is a browser. This is an application that acts as a kind of bridge between the user and global webs, allowing you to receive information on the desktop. So, what happened with the Safari browser in the new version of the Mountain Lion? Personally I like Safari. This is a pretty good browser, though it lacks a lot of features. And it must be said that the Safari 6.0 included in the Mountain Lion in its pretty well polished.
The geeks all around the world are going to DEFCON Hacking Conference 2012 which has just started in Las Vegas, Nevada. That will be the 20-th annual conference and will be held July 26 – 29th, 2012. It’s pretty similar to HITB conference for iOS hackers that is also annual and was held in May. One of the main surprises of it will be the appearance of the head of the U.S. National Security Agency. His name is General Keith Alexander and he is the spy agency director. He will hold his speech at the DEFCON 2012 and this performance will be the highest-level visit to the conference by the U.S. government officials by this time.
Mountain Lion became available for download on the Mac App Store, finally it has happened, we’ve been waiting for it so long. Millions of people at this moment already download a new OS X 10.8 from Apple, but someone had already managed to download and study all the innovations and changes. Hopefully, Apple will stand the server load and a significant upgrade for all users will be quick and without any problems. Special info for jailbreakers: you can use Redsn0w on Mountain Lion without any problems.
The new models of iPhone and iPad are predicted to include 5G Wi-Fi module called Broadcom BCM4335. Despite the wide distribution of networks of 3G and 4G generations, the majority of mobile traffic is of course, generated through Wi-Fi. The new Broadcom’s wireless module should make this standard even more attractive.
iPhone and iPad who had jailbroken their devices probably ask “Can I run Redsn0w on Mountain Lion”. Those who managed to move to a new operating system, Mountain Lion, can breathe a sigh of relief. Dev Team has confirmed that Redsn0w is fully compatible with the latest Apple-OS. The latest version of Redsn0w is 0.9.14b2 and it works perfectly on Mountain Lion and all the public versions of iOS up to 5.1.1.
Good news for those who love changing the interface of the iOS Springboard – Dashboard X 2.0 is ready for download! The original Dashboard X tweak was really groundbreaking because it allowed to have widgets on your iPad’s or iPhone’s homescreen and that was really cool. However the first version had some issues and problems. For instance when you switched the iPad from landscape to portrait and backwards the widgets kinda jumped around and the 2.0 version of the Cydia tweak fixes it.
Siri, declared last fall as the main feature of the new iPhone 4S smartphone, is really dumb. At first there was really mega demand for this voice assistant feature. Much has been written about it, people were talking about it but it lasted not so long until it began to creep out the pitfalls and dissatisfied with loud statements customers started to appear.
It seems that the problem with the Apple app store has not yet been completed. Today, there appeared information that Instaquote app included virus. App Store application contains malicious software for Windows. Instaquotes-Quotes Cards for Instagram contains a worm, designed for Windows operating system. That’s not the first time when malicious software is found in App Store, remember Find and Call virus?