Macs are still less likely than PCs to be exploited by malware, but Apple's rising popularity and Wednesday's discovery of a Mac-targeted Trojan could spell the beginning of the end for the Mac security haven.
Two years ago, Mark Borrie from the University of Otago in New Zealand, who manages more than 5,000 Macs, said Apple users were their own worst enemy when it came to security because they considered themselves immune from attacks.
The MacBook is now equipped with the 64-bit Santa Rosa architecture and is available with Core 2 Duo processors at 2.0GHz and 2.2GHz. The MacBook also features the faster GMA X3100 graphics processor. Other specifications remain largely unchanged, including pricing, which remains at $1,099 (2.0GHz/80GB/Combo), $1,299 (2.2GHz/120GB/SuperDrive), and $1,499 (2.2Ghz/160GB/SuperDrive).
The release of unlocking solutions for 1.1.1 iPhones and of downgrading utilities for anyone who hastily updated took care of many iPhone owners' problems, but one group was left out. Specifically, anyone wanting to upgrade from an unlocked 1.0.2 iPhone to the new firmware was left out. Some clever hackers have figured out how to re-lock or "re-virginize" 1.0.2 iPhones, and have posted instructions.
In a new interview with the New York Times, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs hints that his company will continue to pump out rapid revisions to the Mac OS X for the foreseeable future, while also shedding some color on current Mac sales mix and the birth of multi-touch. Commenting on the release of Mac OS X Leopard later this week, Jobs told the paper that the operating system release would anchor a schedule of product upgrades that could continue for as long as a decade.
According to Apple's quarterly results, fully 17% of all iPhones sold are unlocked and roaming on networks other than AT&T (NYSE: T)'s.
Apple's recently reported third-quarter results were full of interesting figures. Perhaps the most interesting is that of the 1.4 million iPhones sold, 250,000 (or 17%) of them have been unlocked. They believe this because they've subtracted the number of iPhones activated on AT&T's network from the total number of iPhones sold.
Um. That figure is pretty danged high.