I reckon InfoWorld's chief technologist Tom Yager could have attracted more traffic with his iPhone delivers more misses than hits post if he'd done a proper hit list and given it a title like mine.
Still, you have to be impressed when someone can find more than 50 flaws in a product, and Yager could have got more if he'd been really trying.
The anonymous researcher who claims to have crafted a Mac OS X worm said Tuesday that he or she will report his findings to Apple Inc., but added that the Cupertino, Calif. company "has a very long way to go" on security. Identified only as the researcher behind the Information Security Sell Out blog, he or she on Sunday announced that a still-unpatched bug in mDNSResponder, a component of Apple's Bonjour automatic network configuring service, could be exploited by a worm. Apple's May security update, dubbed 2007-005, included a fix for the mDNS bug.
Hackers are working to unlock Apple Inc.'s iPhone, but the job appears to be more difficult than initially expected.
Hackers had hoped that modifying the iPhone's bootloader -- the program that runs before the operating system is loaded -- would unlock the handset. But that turned out to be a dead end, as the bootloader code must be signed using a 1,024-bit RSA private key employed by Apple, according to an update released last week by hackers working together on the #iphone IRC (Internet Relay Chat) channel.
In a patent filing published earlier this month, Apple discusses the concept of illuminated touchpads that could improve the overall user experience of certain electronics devices by providing handlers with constant visual feedback. "Although touch pads work well, improvements to their form feel and functionality are desired. By way of example, it may be desirable to provide visual stimuli at the touch pad so that a user can better operate the touch pad," the Cupertino-based electronics maker wrote in the 34-page filing with the United States Patent and Trademark office.
A new botnet emerged last week that presents infected PC users with a phony web page selling iPhones, then steals any financial or personal information entered into the page.
The botnet, or army of PCs infected by the same malware that controls them without the user knowing it, is orchestrated by a Trojan called Aifone.A, according to PandaLabs, the threat-analysis division of security company Panda Software.