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  • Why real hackers prefer Linux over Windows and Mac

    09/19/2016 8:08:27 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 13 replies
    Techworm.net ^ | September 18, 2016 | Vijay Prabhu
    "Today we look at the reason why hackers always prefer Linux over Mac, Windows, and other operating systems. You may have your own reasons for choosing Linux but what do hackers really look forward to while working with Linux."
  • Which Apple Components Were Developed By The US Government (And why the NSA wants Apple to help)

    09/11/2013 8:39:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/11/2013 | Tyler Durden
    While the investing community this morning is focused squarely on the very disappointing iPhone 5 relaunch and the lack of a cemented China Mobile deal, which has resulted in a $20 billion loss in market cap in early trading for the second most widely held hedge fund stock, a thing that we find more curious in the aftermath of the latest revalations of an implicit, if not explicitly voluntary, joint venture between Apple and the US government and specifically its NSA uberspies, is just how much of Apple's product suite is derived thanks to developments by the US government....
  • RUSSIA: Russian Internet Law Could Threaten Security of Americans’ Personal Data

    11/08/2015 6:15:51 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | November 6, 2015 | Daniel Wiser
    Moscow requires major companies to move information to servers in Russia by start of next year A Russian law could place the personal data of millions of Internet users, including Americans, at risk if international digital companies comply by the start of next year, analysts say. The law, enacted last year, requires digital companies to store the personal information of Russians in servers on Russian soil. While officials in Moscow have cited concerns that Russians’ information could be vulnerable to foreign intelligence services such as the National Security Agency (NSA) if it is located outside the country’s borders, critics of...
  • iPhone 6s goes on sale in Samsungs home market to long queues; earlier online pre-order sellout

    10/25/2015 12:40:52 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 36 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | October 23, 2015 | By Ben Lovejoy
    The iPhone 6s/Plus seems pretty popular already in Samsung’s home market of Korea, despite only going on sale today. All three major carriers earlier reported that they quickly sold out when the new iPhones were made available for pre-order on Monday. Now Patently Apple notes queues of hundreds of people at retail stores, with some having waited in line for 24 hours …  Lines of hundreds of iPhones 6s purchasers in Korea Local brands Samsung and LG were clearly concerned, having both dropped the prices of their flagship devices prior to the iPhone 6s/Plus going on sale in Korea, and Samsung making its Galaxy Note...
  • Silicon Valley Then and Now: To Invent the Future, You Must Understand the Past

    05/03/2015 6:00:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    BackChannel ^ | May 1, 2015 | Leslie Berlin
    “You can’t really understand what is going on now without understanding what came before.” Steve Jobs is explaining why, as a young man, he spent so much time with the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs a generation older, men like Robert Noyce, Andy Grove, and Regis McKenna. It’s a beautiful Saturday morning in May, 2003, and I’m sitting next to Jobs on his living room sofa, interviewing him for a book I’m writing. I ask him to tell me more about why he wanted, as he put it, “to smell that second wonderful era of the valley, the semiconductor companies leading into...
  • The Mac market just gets bigger and bigger

    01/28/2015 10:52:49 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 217 replies
    Apple Daily Report ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Dennis Sellers
    Forget the post-PC era. The Mac just continues to get bigger. For its fiscal 2015 first quarter that ended Dec. 27, 2014, Apple sold 5.5 million Macs. Thats up 9% year-over-year and up 14% from the previous quarter and brought in revenue of US$6.9 billion. Apple has gained market share verses Windows PCs in all quarters since 2005 but one. The Mac has surpassed overall PC growth for 34 of the last 35 quarters.The Macs unit share of the worldwide PC market has grown from 2.1% in 2005 to 5.5% in 2013. Apples U.S. market share is somewhere between 10%...
  • Thunderstrike: The scary vulnerability in your Mac's Thunderbolt port

    01/08/2015 7:21:49 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 45 replies
    Mashable ^ | JAN 02, 2015 | BY CHRISTINA WARREN
    The MagSafe2 port, from left, two Thunderbolt ports, a USB 3 port and headphone port (top), SDXC Cardslot, HDMI port, and USB 3 port (bottom), on Apple's MacBook Pro. Similar mage from Apple Inc. substituted for original Getty Image on article site. According to a recent security presentation, attackers could infect Macintosh computers with a special kind of malware using the computer's Thunderbolt port. The attack, dubbed Thunderstrike, was showcased by security researcher Trammell Hudson at the Chaos Communications Congress in Germany. Hudson is well known in the security community, particularly for his work reverse-engineering various devices and systems....
  • Sony stuck in 1992″ after hacks except for Macs, iPads and iPhones

    12/18/2014 7:38:04 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 65 replies
    9-to-5 Mac ^ | Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Staff
    A Sony employee has described the company as being “stuck in 1992″ following the massive hacks, with employees desperately trying to avoid using any technology that could be compromised, reports TechCrunch. There has, though, been one exception to the ban on modern technology: Apple kit. “People using Macs were fine,” she said. She said most work is done on iPads and iPhones. Sony may need to buy a few extra Macs, with some departments having only one or two computers for the entire office. It is, she said, like “living in an office from ten years ago.”
  • Mac and Linux come under attack as the threat landscape shifts

    12/07/2014 8:46:24 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    Beta News ^ | December 4, 2014 | By Ian Barker
    The latest monthly report from internet security specialist Doctor Web shows that whilst Windows and Android users have no cause for complacency, November saw substantial numbers of malicious programs aimed at Mac OS X and Linux platforms. Trojans remain the most popular form of attack making up 8.7 percent of all malware detected. Trojan.InstallCore.12, which installs different adware, toolbars and browser extensions, ranks first. BackDoor.Andromeda.404, which downloads other malicious programs into an infected system when commanded to do so by intruders, ranks second. In November BackDoor.Andromeda.404 was distributed in large quantities by email thanks to a mass spam campaign. It...
  • Two scenarios that would make OS X vulnerable to the Shellshock bug

    09/28/2014 8:02:59 PM PDT · by dayglored · 44 replies
    PC World ^ | Sept 28, 2014 | Jeremy Kirk
    Apples OS X is vulnerable to the Shellshock bug, but its not that easy for attackers to take advantage of it, according to Intego, which specializes in security software for the operating system. Shellshock is the nickname for a flaw in the Bourne Again Shell, or Bash, which is a command-line shell processor widely present in Unix and Linux systems. The flaw in Bash, which has been present for two decades, could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer. Apple, which plans to patch the flaw, said most users are fine unless theyve tweaked advanced Unix settings....
  • Apple smashes Street with revenue of $45.65 billion in Q214

    04/23/2014 2:16:12 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 46 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:33 pm
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended March 29, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $43.6 billion and net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.3% compared to 37.5% in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 66% of the quarters revenue. Were very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone sales and record revenue from services, said Tim Cook, Apples CEO,...
  • Apple Says iOS, OSX and Key Web Services Not Affected by Heartbleed Security Flaw

    04/11/2014 5:58:05 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 36 replies
    ReCode.net ^ | April 10, 2014, 1:42 PM PDT | By Mike Isaac
    Apple said Thursday that its mobile, desktop and Web services werent affected by a major flaw in a set of security software used by hundreds of thousands of websites. The flaw, codenamed Heartbleed and first reported by Web security firm Codenomicon, was discovered in a technology called OpenSSL a set of encryption software used by Web companies to safeguard user information. Sites that use OpenSSL will display a small lock icon in the top left-hand corner of your Web browsers address bar (though not all sites showing this lock use OpenSSL); the technology is used on more than two-thirds...
  • Steve Jobs biopic pops up on Netflix

    03/31/2014 12:40:23 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 8 replies
    CNET ^ | Monday, March 31, 2014 | Rich Trenholm
    Love him or hate him, there's no doubt Steve Jobs was a fascinating, complex and contradictory figure. Two years on from his untimely death, you can now watch biopic Jobs on Netflix in the US. Ashton Kutcher dons the black turtle-neck in a dramatisation spanning Jobs' early life as a college drop-out in the 1970s to the launch of the iPod in 2001, taking in the period he left to start a rival firm and his eventual triumphant return. Director Joshua Michael Stern isn't afraid to portray the uncompromising Apple co-founder in an unsympathetic light, but moves too briskly through...
  • What I Learned Negotiating With Steve Jobs [Heidi Roizen]

    03/23/2014 11:13:39 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 58 replies
    Heidi Roizen's Blog ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2014 | Heidi Roizen
    Fresh out of Stanford Business School, I started a software company, T/Maker, with my brother Peter. He was the software architect and I was, well, everything else. Our little company was among the first to ship software for the Macintosh, and we developed a positive reputation among the members of the nascent developer community, which led us to expanding our business by publishing software for other independent developers. Two of our developers, Randy Adams and William Parkhurst, went to work for Steve Jobs at his new company, NeXT, and thats how I ended up head to head with Steve Jobs....
  • History of Macintosh: a 30 Year Love Affair

    01/28/2014 3:21:35 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    billpetro.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Bill Petro
    HISTORY OF MACINTOSHThe now famous Macintosh computer has just turned 30. When Apple President Steve Jobs launched this computer at the Flint Center on De Anza College campus on January 24, 1984 to the theme from Chariots of Fire he called it “insanely great!” The $1.5M “1984″ Superbowl commercial filmed by Sir Ridley Scott had appeared on TV two days before Macintosh went on sale and the world was holding its breath.When IBM released the so-called IBM PC in 1981, I remember saying at the time that it “legitimized the desktop microcomputer market,” at least for business. Though it...
  • Thirty years ago, January 22, 1984 -

    01/22/2014 1:10:47 PM PST · by gasport · 10 replies
    Today, we celebrate the first glorious anniversary of the Information Purification Directives. We have created, for the first time in all history, a garden of pure ideologywhere each worker may bloom, secure from the pests purveying contradictory truths. Our Unification of Thoughts is more powerful a weapon than any fleet or army on earth. We are one people, with one will, one resolve, one cause. Our enemies shall talk themselves to death, and we will bury them with their own confusion. We shall prevail! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtvjbmoDx-I
  • Russia Hopes Its YotaPhone Worries Apple

    12/04/2013 10:11:02 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 15 replies
    WSJ blog ^ | December 4, 2013, 1:21 PM | Lukas I. Alpert
    MOSCOWThe space race may be over but Russia hopes the smartphone race has just begun. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was among the first to receive a YotaPhonethe countrys first foray into the hyper-competitive smartphone marketand was told industry pace-setter Apple Inc. better watch its back. Is Apple concerned about our smartphone? he asked Sergey Chemezov, the head of Russias state-run defense corporation, Rostec, who gave him the phone on Wednesday hours after it hit the market. Definitely, Mr. Chemezov replied, according to a transcript of the exchange posted on the governments website.....
  • TI comes out with DockPort silicon -- Cheap and useful docking stations kill Intel's Thunderbol

    08/20/2013 7:31:56 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    Semiaccurate ^ | Aug 5, 2013 | by Charlie Demerjian
    Texas Instruments just put a chip through the heart of Intels Thunderbolt folly with their new HD3SS2521 DockPort controller. This little $1.85 chip both vastly simplifies the user experience and shines a harsh light on what Intel cant do with a closed and 75x more expensive solution. If you havent been paying attention, DockPort is the sane and open answer to Intels still broken and anti-user Light Peak/Thunderbolt interface. Formerly called Lightning Bolt, DockPort was AMDs answer to the non-solution that Intel tried to spin Thunderbolt as. Several years in Thunderbolt is achieving some of the features promised at release...
  • Gnome cofounder: Desktop Linux is a CHERNOBYL of FAIL

    03/21/2013 2:06:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Register ^ | 03/05/2013 | Neil McAllister
    Gnome project cofounder and current Xamarin CTO Miguel de Icaza says he's done wrestling with Linux on the desktop, and that he now uses Apple kit exclusively for all of his workstation needs. De Icaza is well known in the open source community for developing a number of client-side technologies for Linux, including the Midnight Commander file shell, the Gnome desktop environment, and the Mono project. But in a blog post on Tuesday, de Icaza wrote that not only does he no longer use Linux for his day-to-day computing needs, but he hasn't actually booted his Linux workstation since October...
  • VIDEO: Apple Factory Critic Admits Fabricating Stories

    03/17/2012 5:48:33 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | March 16, 2012 | Buzz 60
    The activist actor who campaigned against working conditions at Chinese factories that make iPads and iPhones now admits he fabricated much of his "reporting." Mike Daisey went on NPR's This American Life and theater stages and TV talk shows with emotional tales of shocking hardships. Now Tim Minton says moral outrage is against him.VIDEO