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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #840 on: August 02, 2008, 02:47:52 AM »
Did Apple forget to patch something?

Apparently it affects Mac OS X Leopard Clients too (10.5.x).

Note that Apple has patched the Server versions of Mac OS X (Both 10.4 and 10.5) its just the client versions that there seems to be a problem with.

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The SANS Institute installed and tested out Apple's fix for the underlying flaw in the domain name system (DNS) protocol, and found that a patched copy of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (the desktop version, not Leopard Server) still suffers from the risky technique makes DNS vulnerable to exploitation.

This exploitation, so far, seems extremely unlikely, but we won't know how unlikely until security researcher Dan Kaminsky, the discoverer of this flaw, provides full disclosure on 06-Aug-08 in his Black Hat conference talk, "Black Ops 2008: Its (sic) the End of the Cache as We Know It."

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http://db.tidbits.com/article/9721?rss

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #842 on: August 04, 2008, 03:24:04 AM »
http://www.newsweek.com/id/150465
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #843 on: August 06, 2008, 11:52:50 PM »
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« Reply #844 on: August 07, 2008, 12:26:28 AM »
Nice one Bob lots of effects there, I like this one.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #845 on: August 13, 2008, 09:22:35 PM »
Microsoft Snuffs Out Third-Party ActiveX Controls

Stomps buggy HP, Aurigma controls with 'kill bit' update.


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« Reply #846 on: August 13, 2008, 11:25:01 PM »
Nice one Bob lots of effects there, I like this one.




I like this one: ;)  :o  ;D
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« Reply #848 on: August 22, 2008, 04:14:08 AM »
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In the digital photo editing area of the Kodak Photographer’s Center—a massive workroom located in the main press center at the Olympic park—hundreds of photographers at a time assemble to file their images using high-end workstations and tech-support supplied by Apple (the same was true at the 2006 winter games in Turino, Italy). Meanwhile, rows of Lenovo computers sit idle.

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« Reply #851 on: August 23, 2008, 05:10:18 PM »
Seinfeld and Microsoft: more proof that IT is crazy

Wasn't the Seinfeld show known as "All About Nothing"?

Where are its featured actors today?
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« Reply #852 on: August 29, 2008, 10:20:27 AM »
Does Psystar have a case in Apple countersuit?

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« Reply #853 on: August 29, 2008, 03:59:34 PM »
Does Psystar have a case in Apple countersuit?

This is just one persons opinion.  :)


Saying Apple has a monoply of the Mac market is like saying GM has a monolpy of the Chevorlet market since they are the only onces making Chevys. Or Sony having a monoply of the Playstation 3 market since you cant install the Playstation 3 OS on a Xbox ::). Its just crazy Apple has far from a monoply in the OS market. So if you want a Mac buy one and stop whining.

Psystar has no case against Apple, and Apple has a very strong one aginst them. Time will tell how much money Psystar has to keep trying to get out of this.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #854 on: August 29, 2008, 05:07:36 PM »
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So if you want a Mac buy one and stop whining.
I'm more than willing to buy the Mac Operating System from Apple. It's the hardware that I can't
afford to buy from Mac.
I can buy I cheaper elsewhere !!!!  :)
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