Noted security researcher Kristin Paget (formerly Chris Paget) — known for her work that helped to beef up the security of Windows Vista—is now working at Apple as a Core OS Security Researcher. Paget confirmed to Wired that she has been working at Apple since September but couldn't divulge any specific details of her work.
Apple today released its second supplemental update to OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2. Supplemental Update 2.0 addresses a bug in OS X’s Keychain, the database that stores saved passwords and logins.
We received a couple tips yesterday about 2012 Macs being unable to update to 10.8.2 due to a password-related bug. It appears that today’s update resolves that issue.
Another six weeks, another Firefox version. This time around it's Firefox 17 that has hit the stable channel. As has become the norm since Mozilla implemented its rapid release schedule in 2011, this version introduces a couple of larger features alongside a handful of small ones. Let's jump right in.
OS X 10.9, the next major iteration of Apple's operating system, will apparently include Siri, the "intelligent assistant" that first appeared on the iPhone 4S in late 2011. In addition, Apple's new mapping back-end will replace Google data for Core Location APIs, according to sources speaking to 9to5Mac.