* Posts by Matt

8 posts • joined 24 May 2008

Six months on, Macs still plagued by critical Java vuln

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Still - plagued - by critical Java vuln

I take it this 'plague' is about as worrisome as H1N1?

No wonder no one is all that worried.

Mac malware tide on the rise

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Once a REAL virus shows up, id est, self replicating then there might be something to worry about. My Windows machines (Windows for Profesionals on up to todays Vista) have never gotten any infection or trojan, EVER, so I don't expect I'll have to worry one bit about my Macs.

Where I do see this as being a problem though is that with the main OS's out there you're not likely to know you have a trojan since machines are so stable anymore.

Now, it would be nice if the basic firewall currently on Leopard was more configurable and it would alert you if a service that isn't Apple verified has started. That would be a nice start. But seriously though, I worry about getting compromised on my computers about as much as I worry about getting in a fatal accident in my car.

Does it cross my mind, yes. but I don't write articles about 'Oh NO, you might get in a fatal crash going to work, STAY HOME FOR THE LOVE OF GHOD'!

Nope, I don't : )

Palm to take on iPhone with web 2.0 banana phone



Damn you Iain Paterson! ;)

Microsoft ranks 5th on inglorious spam-friendly ISP list

Gates Horns


I've stopped reporting spam via MS's networks a while ago as it seems that it is ignored like a russian spammer. You'd think they could break off a few million for spam, maybe borrow from the 'I'm a PC' kitty.

"Hi, I'm a PC and I Spam you."

Anyone want to submit a webcam video for their commercials?


Safari 3.2 update leaves Mac fanboys' balls in a spin

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Stable here

We've installed 3.2 on several machines here, no issues whatsoever. Granted, we don't have these 3rd party tools installed, we've not found the ad blockers to be needed for quite some time.

Apple condemns FileVaulters to seventh circle of Safari hell


Seventh circle?

Hmm, weird behaviour to be certain. Oddly, or perhaps not, I've not seen this in any of my Leopard machines. I'm thinking this issue is deeper system wise than a condemned application.

Apple fans besieged by iPhone Trojan and iTunes attack

IT Angle


My security recommendations are thus:

Cover all windows with 1" plate steel, not only do windows let people see inside, but employees can see outside. Bad idea.

Remove all batteries from laptops and shut down all electricity. A computer that is off is more secure.

Remove all employees ears, eyes and each individual's larynx. An employee that can hear, see and talk is a potential risk. Consider removing fingertips to avoid Braille use in particularly sensitive areas.

Sequester all employees in house. interaction with family and friends can be dangerous and must be avoided.

As a last resort in highly secure areas inside your company it is recommenced that the deceased be used as they are quite adept and keeping their secrets. You local cemetery will have a large supply of these. It is preferred that you use corpses that have been interred for at least 50 years or more.

Windows XP bests OS X in RIA test on Intel


Speculated? Speculated??!!

Let us know when you get past speculating to knowing. If I took everything my CEO and CTO speculated on as gospel I'd be living in a cardboard box under a bridge. : ) No offense meant but . . most of my customers care about not only speed if data back to them but the speed of data to the user. If there's this huge of a difference with rendering in Safari verses IE on these rich internet application FWs than IE wouldn't have the reputation as a speed pig. Not that it couldn't be somewhere in Webkit, I guess I'm just a touch dubious :D


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