MacFUSE implements a mechanism that makes it possible to implement a fully functional file system in a user-space program on Mac OS X (10.4 and above). It aims to be API-compliant with the FUSE (File-system in USErspace) mechanism that originated on Linux. Therefore, many existing FUSE file systems become readily usable on Mac OS X. The core of MacFUSE is in a dynamically loadable kernel extension.
Jon Lech Johansen, also known as “DVD Jon” and as the software engineer who released software code that cracked the DVD content-scrambling system in 2002, apparently has found details about iPhone and iTunes activation data and as well as a first key to open up the iPhone.
Readers have notified us that Johansen has published the information on his blog, where he claims to have discovered a way to activate the iPhone without going through the regular activation process in iTunes.
Hackers cracked the iPhone activation process on Tuesday and expect to unlock the phone within a week
Hackers may successfully unlock an iPhone in as soon as three to seven days, according to a representative of one effort that aims to unlock Apple's new handset.
"We believe it will be easy. We are privately aware many of the iPhone engineers came from other handset manufacturers, and we understand their design techniques fairly well," said gj, speaking in an interview conducted using IRC (Internet Relay Chat). He requested that his real name not be used.
"Easy to us means inside one week," he said, offering an estimate of three to seven days.
It took a couple of days to finally get the iPhone service activated. But as soon at they got it working, it took researchers at Errata Security only a few minutes to find multiple security vulnerabilities in the iPhone.
Looks like the iPhone will be coming to Germany, and T-Mobile is going to be the only one to carry it. Unfortunately, although the news comes from a local German paper, we don’t currently have confirmation of this story. The article goes on to explain that the iPhone will be sold for 450 euros, which comes to about $612. We’re not sure if that is for the 4GB or 8GB model, or if both versions will even be offered.
In Germany, T-Mobile is the mobile phone division of Deutsche Telekom. Neither T-Mobile or Deutsche Telekom have commented on the news.