When you absolutely, positively need to destroy a lot of hard drives, check out these solutions from eDRsolutions and Bow Industries . Or BBQ your hard drive above the Curie point (taking precautions against the fumes of course!), or drive a nail through it (safety goggles and or face shield).
Apple’s recently released Java for Mac OS X Update 3 includes the following information in the developer release notes:
As of the release of Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3, the version of Java that is ported by Apple, and that ships with Mac OS X, is deprecated.
This means that the Apple-produced runtime will not be maintained at the same level, and may be removed from future versions of Mac OS X. The Java runtime shipping in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, will continue to be supported and maintained through the standard support cycles of those products.
I’ve downloaded Apple’s Security Update 2010-001 for Snow Leopard, but when I try to install the package I get told that
Security Update 2010-001 can’t be installed on this disk. This volume does not meet the requirements for this update.
Anyone else having this problem?
Computer expert Detective Inspector Bruce vad der Graaf from the Computer Crime Investigation Unit told NSW MPs to boot Linux off CD or use an iPhone for internet banking rather than using Windows. Interestingly he quotes the iPhone’s single-application-at-a-time as a plus, on the grounds it can’t be running any other dodgy applications at the same time as you’re banking (although I’m sure someone smart enough could probably get around those restrictions using some unofficial APIs…, given that the phone still runs Apple’s tasks at the same time as 3rd party apps).
…this is for fighting, this is for fun.
Newsweek reports that the US Army are using iPod Touches and some iPhones for translation and other purposes. They’re cheap, rugged and many recruits are already familiar with using them.
Could be quite interesting if integrated with DARPA’s locationally aware wiki TIGR.
Not sure if the users get to upload their own content onto them though.
Apparently Obama’s staffers (being hip Mac kind of folks 🙂 are faced with White House PC’s running 6 year old versions of Windows.
I wonder if anyone’s at Apple’s rung him about doing an iPhone deal on the presidential crackberry yet?
The latest edition of Mac Daily Journal (1st page as PDF here) reveals that Safari 3.2’s anti-phishing technology relies on downloading a database of prefixes of URL hashes from Google to check against your current URL, using the Safe Browsing 2.1 protocol. If the match is positive then a full URL hash is requested from Google.
If you’ve got the latest Apple Developer tools installed, you’ll notice that attempting to ./configure the clamav-0.93 package doesn’t work because of a gcc compiler bug. The way I found around this is to “fink install gcc43”, then retry the configure command after having set the CC to beÂ /sw/bin/gcc-4 and then you can make and make install as per usual.
Apple has released Common Criteria security tools for Mac OS X 10.5. There’s also an Apple Common Criteria support page with links to whitepapers and the not-yet-updated-for-Leopard Admin guide.
MacJournals has reprinted its article on why Input Managers shouldn’t be considered ‘plugins’, namely because they’re hacks, rather than interacting via a sanctioned plugin API.