Developers have been toying with the beta of OS X Yosemite since Apple announced the operating system at WWDC in June. Unfortunately for the rest of us, we have to wait (im)patiently until Yosemite launches officially this fall. Unless you signed up for Apple’s public OS X Yosemite beta program, in which case tomorrow is your lucky day.
OS X users who sign up for this program, which was also announced at WWDC, get access to the beta early without needing a developer account. And beta access will ship Thursday, July 24th.
On July 22, Mozilla officially released the stable version for Firefox 31 for all supported platforms, integrating 11 security fixes, three of them being marked as critical.
Think you're safe from spies because you're using Tails, the same Linux distribution that Edward Snowden uses to remain anonymous?
Unfortunately, you'll still have to be on your guard. Security firm Exodus Intelligence has revealed that the latest version of the OS, 1.1, is vulnerable to attacks that could be used to unmask your identity. The researchers say they won't publish details of the exploit until there's a patch, but the Tails team will have to wait up to a week before it gets a report it can use to whip up an emergency fix.
Information security has never been a more sensitive subject than it is these days, so it’s little surprise that allegations from a security researcher that iOS contains a ‘backdoor’ permitting access to users’ information provoked a strong response from Apple.
Intel has announced the Drive Pro 2500 series of solid state disk (SSD) drives that are "self encrypting", which the firm says makes them more secure against data breaches.
Aimed at businesses, the Intel SSD Pro 2500 series will come in a 2.4in 7mm form factor with 120GB, 180GB, 240GB, 360GB and 480GB capacities, M.2 80mm size with 180GB, 240GB and 360GB capacities, and M.2 60mm size with 180GB or 240GB capacities.