This year’s Hack-in-the-Box Netherlands security conference takes place next week at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam, and will be the first ever week-long HITB event. A new iOS jailbreak is expected.
Guesting on IOActive’s blog, the HITB team has produced a detailed commentary on next week’s HITB security conference. It introduces the keynotes and their speakers, such as Bruce Schneier, CISO at BT Counterpane, talking about ‘Trust, Security and Society’; and Andy Ellis, CSO at Akamai, discussing the evolution of Akamai’s security program.
It's like something big's going to happen at HITB related to jailbreaking : look at this.
Is Apple cutting the MacBook's throat with the iPad?
The question -- whether the company's tablet cannibalizes sales of its own portable computing line -- is ultimately impossible to answer, or at least quantify: One can't look into a counter-factual crystal ball to view an alternate universe without the iPad. But Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, believes that the iPad does block sales of at least some Apple personal computers.
When I think about the iPad as a sysadmin's tool, I don't think about it in terms of can/can't. Obviously, the iPad can be a sysadmin tool. Heck, I used Windows Mobile 6 phones as sysadmin tools. It wasn’t a lot of fun, but if you were really far from a laptop, tin cans with string, or a sharp stick and soft dirt, you could do it. Prior to getting my first iPad, I used my iPhone to some effect. The truth is you can use an iPhone (or really, any smartphone) as a sysadmin tool as long as you have a decent Web browser and few key apps.