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Apple makes a big deal — and lots of funny commercials — around the security profile of its products. On the Safari download site, the boast is that users get “worry-free Web browsing on any computer” because, in Cupertino’s words, “Apple engineers designed Safari to be secure from day one.”
The company has done a nice job of adding exploit prevention mechanisms (ALSR and NX on Vista) to some of its Internet-facing products but when it comes to responding to legitimate security threats, Apple is light years away from living up to the messages in those commercials.
Check Point announced the release of Check Point Full Disk Encryption for Mac OS X, the industry’s first full-disk encryption solution with pre-boot authentication to support the Mac OS X. Check Point Full Disk Encryption now supports all major laptop and desktop operating systems, including Mac OS X version 10.4.5 Tiger and 10.5 Leopard.
Features and benefits of Check Point Full Disk Encryption include:
The Apple TV enjoyed a great deal of hacker love upon first release. Users were figuring out ways to play different codecs, and even ran full Mac OS X installs on Apple's set-top box. Unfortunately, things seemed to die down quite a bit when Apple unveiled the iPhone, causing programmers and hackers alike to be instantly distracted by the shiny new toy. While individuals still remain focused on the Apple TV, the fervency of the hacker community has quieted down considerably. Until this week, anyway.
Dutch communitysites iPhoneclub.nl and Macfreak.nl both received a couple of pictures of the supposed new casing of the second generation iPhone. These pictures haven’t surfaced on the internet before. According to the source - who wishes to remain anonymous - these pics originate from a well known European accessory maker.
Apple is reportedly looking into solar panels as a power source for handheld devices and portable computers.
A recently published patent application discovered by the Apple enthusiast site MacRumors.com describes a technique in which solar panels would be built behind a portable device's LCD screen. From that location, the panels could absorb ambient light that passes through.