So, you got yourself an Apple iPhone very early on.
You enjoyed its multi-touch display and loved it even more when you could hack into the 1.0.2 firmware, unlocking the device for use with any GSM provider. And then, it happened. The evil 1.1.1 firmware arrived and death rained from the sky. Your beautiful iPhone got re-locked, shoved into pre-activation limbo.
Maybe it wasn't such a bad idea that Apple decided the firewall in Mac OS X Leopard should be deactivated by default. It turns out that it signs programs retrospectively in the "Set access for specific services and programs" settings - and can affect program integrity as a result. Complaints have been coming in from users that VoIP application Skype and online role-playing game World of Warcraft no longer work after they have been activated in the firewall.
"First, it is true that if you walk up to a cash register at an Apple Store with $399 in cash [to buy an iPhone], you will be told that you need a credit or debit card," David Berlind blogs for ZDNet. "As I’m taking four $100 bills out of my pocket, the clerk informs me that I must pay with a credit card."
Apple has released an update to its QuickTime media player, fixing a number of critical security bugs in the software.
The QuickTime 7.3 update, released Monday, fixes seven bugs in the software. Six of the flaws could allow an attacker to run unauthorized software on a victim's PC. To do this, the attacker would first need to trick the victim into viewing a maliciously crafted movie or image file, Apple said.
T3 has gotten its hands on a pre-release model which shows our (and likely all European) iPhones will ship with software version 1.1.2. This latest update has yet to be formally announced but T3 confirms it adds "plenty of cool new changes" though only goes on to list multi-language support and Cloud WiFi hotspot interoperability.
The biggest issue in all this however - as I'm sure you've already guessed - is that v1.1.2 relocks all previously unlocked iPhones (regardless of version) and closes the infamous Tiff exploitation.