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  • Microsoft doles out PowerShell 7 preview. It works. People like it. (tr. Even ElReg likes it.)

    06/02/2019 7:02:28 AM PDT · by dayglored · 15 replies
    The Register ^ | May 31, 2019 | Thomas Claburn
    Popular admin tool shifts to .Net Core 3.0 amid talk of future features Microsoft on Thursday released a preview version of PowerShell 7, its command-line shell and scripting language for administrators. The software was once was limited to Windows but opened up to Linux (including arm64) and macOS three years ago.Steve Lee, principal software engineering manager, announced the software's availability in conjunction with a roadmap of future features. He said the next preview release will follow in accordance with the established monthly release cadence; preview 2 is expected mid-July.The full list of changes has been posted on GitHub, a recently...
  • Apple today released macOS Mojave 10.14.5, iOS 12.3 which includes support for AirPlay 2

    05/13/2019 3:48:00 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | May 13, 2019
    Apple releases macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Monday, May 13, 2019 · 2:35 pm Apple today released macOS Mojave 10.14.5 which improves the stability and reliability of your Mac, and is recommended for all users. This update: Adds AirPlay 2 support for sharing videos, photos, music and more from your Mac directly to your AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV Adds the ability to follow a magazine from the Apple News+ catalog browsing view Improves audio latency on MacBook Pro models introduced in 2018 Fixes an issue that prevented certain very large OmniOutliner and OmniPlan documents from rendering properly For more detailed information about...
  • Microsoft's Edge on Apple's macOS? It's more likely than you think for new browser

    04/30/2019 8:18:50 PM PDT · by dayglored · 10 replies
    The Register ^ | Apr 25, 2019 | Andrew Orlowski
    Chromium base should ease porting pains substantially Microsoft may be closer to its first Mac browser in 14 years."We also expect this work to enable us to bring Microsoft Edge to other platforms like macOS," Joe Belfiore said last December, when he announced the move to a Chromium-based engine for the Edge browser. "Improving the web-platform experience for both end users and developers requires that the web platform and the browser be consistently available to as many devices as possible."Dialogue boxes touting support for macOS ("10.12 and above") have been spotted. The company has also invited interest in ports of...
  • USB 4: Oh LAWD it Comin'

    03/19/2019 11:18:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 6, 2019 | ThioJoe
    USB 4.0 (to be called "USB4") has officially been announced, with the final specification being released later this year. It will include notable changes such as 40 Gbps speed, and two-lane data transfer. For example, this means it will be able to transfer regular data, and send video data for a monitor simultaneously. It also implements features of Thunderbolt 3, which Intel has provided royalty free! | USB 4: Oh LAWD it Comin' | ThioJoe | Published on Mar 6, 2019
  • Windows Defender ATP is dead. Long live Microsoft Defender ATP (now for MacOS too!)

    03/23/2019 6:57:33 AM PDT · by dayglored · 11 replies
    The Register ^ | Mar 21, 2019 | Richard Speed
    Redmond's anti-malware now coming to a Mac near you Microsoft nudged the Windows brand further out of the limelight today by thwacking its anti-malware package with the rebranding stick. Behold, Microsoft Defender ATP.The change is necessary, as Microsoft is unleashing its endpoint protection platform onto the hitherto virgin territory of macOS.Windows Defender first put in an appearance in Windows XP as an anti-malware component, evolving over the years until being renamed Windows Defender Antivirus as the software dug itself deeper into the Windows 10 operating system.The Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) incarnation extended the functionality for Microsoft 365 customers, adding in...
  • Carbonite Acquires Webroot

    02/11/2019 12:52:23 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 11 replies ^ | 2/8/19 | Anthony Spadafora
    Combined companies will offer endpoint security with built-in cloud backup. The data backup and storage company Carbonite has announced that it has acquired endpoint security provider Webroot for $618m. The deal will allow Carbonite to combine the strengths of both companies to provide customers with automated cloud security software that has emergency backup already built in.
  • VeryMal Mac malware hides data within images

    01/31/2019 10:14:53 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | January 30, 2019
    “A recent malware distribution campaign dubbed ‘VeryMal’ leverages an ancient technique called steganography — the hiding of secret information in plain sight — to distribute Mac malware,” Joshua Long reports for Intego. “The VeryMal campaign was caught distributing OSX/Shlayer, which was originally discovered by Intego researchers one year ago.” “Although the concept of steganography has been around for hundreds of years, it is not something we see in a lot of Mac malware campaigns,” Long reports. “The VeryMal campaign used some cleverly crafted JavaScript code to look for secret information stored within a seemingly innocuous JPEG image file. The hidden...
  • Apple releases macOS Mojave 10.14.3 and iOS to 12.1.3

    01/22/2019 5:35:22 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | January 21, 2019
    Apple releases macOS Mojave 10.14.3 Tuesday, January 22, 2019 · 3:22 pm Apple today released macOS Mojave 10.14.3 improves the security, stability, and compatibility of your Mac and includes the following enterprise content: When making a file-sharing connection that uses a valid Kerberos TGT to authenticate, users are no longer prompted to enter credentials. macOS Mojave 10.14.3 is available via Software Update Apple Releases iOS12.1.3 Tuesday, January 22, 2019 · 3:39 pm Apple today released iOS 12.1.3 which contains the following improvements: Fixes an issue in Messages that could impact scrolling through photos in the Details view Addresses an issue...
  • Apple's Tim Cook demands Chinese spy chip story to be retracted by Bloomberg

    10/19/2018 8:30:42 PM PDT · by cba123 · 66 replies
    MSN News ^ | 8 hrs ago | Christopher Carbone
    Apple CEO Tim Cook has upped the ante in its denial of an investigative report claiming a Chinese spy chip was embedded into the tech giant's servers, telling BuzzFeed News that Bloomberg must retract the story--"This did not happen. There's no truth to this." "I was involved in our response to this story from the beginning," Cook said according to Buzzfeed. "I personally talked to the Bloomberg reporters along with Bruce Sewell who was then our general counsel. We were very clear with them that this did not happen, and answered all their questions. ... Each time they brought this...
  • Nasty piece of CSS code crashes and restarts iPhones

    09/17/2018 8:27:13 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 25 replies
    ZDNet ^ | September 15, 2018 | By Catalin Cimpanu
    A security researcher has discovered a vulnerability in the WebKit rendering engine used by Safari that crashes and restarts the iOS operating system used by iPhones and iPads. The vulnerability can be exploited by loading an HTML page that uses specially crafted CSS code. The CSS code isn't very complex and tries to apply a CSS effect known as backdrop-filter to a series of nested page segments (DIVs). Backdrop-filter is a relative new CSS property and works by blurring or color shifting to the area behind an element. This is a heavy processing task, and some software engineers and web...
  • Windows Notepad fixed after 33 years: Now it finally handles Unix, Mac OS line endings

    05/09/2018 9:43:07 AM PDT · by dayglored · 36 replies
    The Register ^ | May 8, 2018 | Thomas Claburn
    So happy for you, Microsoft, \r\n Windows Notepad users, rejoice! Microsoft's text editing app, which has been shipping with Windows since version 1.0 in 1985, has finally been taught how to handle line endings in text files created on Linux, Unix, Mac OS, and macOS devices."This has been a major annoyance for developers, IT Pros, administrators, and end users throughout the community," Microsoft acknowledged in a blog post today, without touching on why the issue was allowed to fester for more than three decades.Notepad's line feed limitations may not inspire the same level of partisan bickering as the tabs vs....
  • Researchers Uncover macOS and Safari Exploits at Pwn2Own 2018

    03/17/2018 12:14:12 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    MacRumors ^ | March 15, 2018 | MacRumors
    The eighteenth annual CanSecWest security conference is underway in downtown Vancouver, Canada, where researchers are competing in the 11th Pwn2Own computer hacking contest for over $2 million in prizes. Day one results have already been published over at the Zero Day Initiative website, with a couple of successful Mac-related exploits already appearing in the list of achievements. Image via Zero Day Initiative​ Samuel Groß of phoenhex returned to Pwn2Own to successfully hack Apple's desktop Safari browser. Groß used a JIT optimization bug in Safari, a macOS logic bug, and a kernel overwrite to execute code to successfully exploit the browser,...
  • Apple releases macOS 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, and tvOS 11.2.6 with Telugu Text bug fix

    02/21/2018 5:46:29 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | February 21, 2018 - 8AM
    Apple releases macOS 10.13.3 supplemental update with with Telugu text bug fixes Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update with a fix to CoreText wherein a Telugu character could crash text apps. Apple addressed a memory corruption issue via improved input validation. macOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update is available via Software Update. Apple releases iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, and tvOS 11.2.6 with with Telugu text bug fixes Apple has released iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, and tvOS 11.2.6 with fixes to CoreText wherein a Telugu character could crash text apps. Apple addressed a memory corruption issue via improved input validation....
  • Latest Apple Update Deletes Easter,But Leaves 'Indigenous Peoples Day'

    02/19/2018 11:52:52 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 111 replies
    MRCtv ^ | February. 19. 2018 | Brittany M. Hughes,
    We’re still not sure if it was a glitch, an “oops” or an intentional snub, but it looks like Easter Sunday has disappeared from Apple’s iPhone calendars under the company's latest software update. Fox News reports some iPhone users have complained that Easter Sunday, which falls on April 1 this year and is the most important holiday in Christianity, has been erased from Apple’s calendar under its latest iOS version 11.2.5.
  • Apple releases Meltdown patches for older versions of Mac

    01/24/2018 12:57:34 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 23, 2018 | Jordan Novet
    Apple has now released Meltdown patches for its three most recent versions of the macOS operating system. Earlier this month Apple said it was working on mitigations for the Spectre vulnerability, which is said to be harder to exploit Tim CookMark Neuling - CNBC Apple on Tuesday took the next step toward protecting Mac users from recently disclosed security vulnerabilities that have been shown to affect many kinds of devices. The move brings Apple closer to being on par with Microsoft in terms of deploying protections for older versions of its desktop operating systems. On Tuesday Apple said it...
  • An iMessage 'text bomb' is floating around that can freeze your iPhone (or Mac)

    01/18/2018 2:56:51 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    iMore ^ | January 17, 2018 | By TORY FOULK
    A bug publicly released by a developer can freeze — and possibly crash — your device if you open it in Messages. According to an article by Nicole Nguyen at Buzzfeed, yesterday afternoon software developer Abraham Masri publicly posted the bug — a security vulnerability called "chaiOS" that he found while attempting to break the operating system via "fuzzing" — to Github. Fuzzing is essentially a way of testing for vulnerabilities that involves putting way too much data into a system in order to crash it. 👋 Effective Power is back, baby! chaiOS bug:Text the link below, it will freeze...
  • PowerShell comes to MacOS and Linux. Oh and Windows too

    01/12/2018 6:11:41 AM PST · by dayglored · 29 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Simon Sharwood
    Microsoft has given the world new versions of PowerShell that bring the popular automation and scripting tool to MacOS and Linux.PowerShell Core 6.0’s both an upgrade and a replacement for its predecessors.It’s a replacement because Microsoft is no longer actively developing its predecessor, “Windows PowerShell”. That tool will be kept secure in future updates to Windows Server and Windows.Those of you looking for future fun, by way of enhancements, need to adopt PowerShell Core. That moniker reflects the fact it runs with the .Net Core, rather than the Windows-only .NET framework.The change has been made because Microsoft wants sysadmins to...
  • How to protect your PC against the major ‘Meltdown’ CPU security flaw

    01/04/2018 6:45:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies ^ | Jan 4, 2018, 8:12am EST | By Tom Warren
    Only Intel machines are affected by Meltdown Details have emerged on two major processor security flaws this week, and the industry is scrambling to issue fixes and secure machines for customers. Dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” the flaws affect nearly every device made in the past 20 years. The Meltdown flaw only affects Intel processors, and researchers have already released proof of concept code that could lead to attacks using Meltdown. The vulnerabilities allow an attacker to compromise the privileged memory of a processor by exploiting the way processes run in parallel. They also allow an attacker to use JavaScript code...
  • Why real hackers prefer Linux over Windows and Mac

    09/19/2016 8:08:27 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 13 replies ^ | 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."
  • Chart of the Week: Who Is Most Likely to Switch From Windows to a Mac?

    06/30/2017 1:20:52 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 70 replies
    Verto Analytics ^ | June 21, 2017 | By Connie Hwong
    Has Microsoft finally caught up to Apple? The latest reviews of Microsoft’s new laptops hint that Apple’s cachet (and price points) may be wearing thin among consumers. Verto Analytics conducted a Smart Poll of current Windows owners (among U.S. adults, ages 18 and above) and asked them if they planned to buy an Apple as their next computer (either laptop or desktop) in the next 6-24 months. We also asked current Mac owners about their intentions to switch to a Windows machine within the next 6-24 months. Windows Owners Are More Likely to Make a Switch to Mac According to...