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.
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.