Following last Friday's release of Safari 3.0.2 comes a brand-new Monday morning vulnerability. Researcher E. Azizov of ITdefence in Russia posted on the Bugtraq newsgroup a demonstration of a buffer overflow in the Windows XP version of Apple's browser. Specifically, the new vulnerability affects the title buffer in Safari bookmarks. If the title of a page you wish to bookmark in Safari 3.0.2 exceeds 1,024 bytes, as soon as you save the bookmark (Ctrl+D) your computer may become compromised.
At Apple's WWDC a few weeks ago, the crowd was oohing and aahing when Steve Jobs showed off one of Leopard's new features called Web Clip. Web Clip is a feature built into the Leopard version of Apple's Safari browser that lets you take a section of any Web site and turn it into a widget for OS X's Dashboard. WWDC 2007 wasn't the first time Apple had shown off Web Clip. In fact, the feature had been demonstrated at last year's WWDC conference in August, although not during the high-profile keynote.
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The first shipments of Apple's iPhone arrived on Sunday at airports across the country, according to AppleInsider, just in time for the start of iPhone Week.
Apparently the iPhones were shipped from Hong Kong to several major cities in the U.S. via air freight in order to clear customs ahead of Friday's expected launch. AppleInsider also reported that armed security guards greeted the arrival of the shipments, a practice usually reserved for shipments of diamonds and other more traditional baubles.
It's an open question as to how many iPhones will be available for sale this weekend. … Read more
The iPhone hits store shelves in less than a week, and Apple and AT&T are both counting on the buzz translating into record sales.
Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, says he expects the company to sell 10 million iPhones by the end of 2008. AT&T execs have said that more than a million people have already inquired about how they can get their hands on the new gadget.
If the hype lives up to expectations, the iPhone could help AT&T boost subscriber growth. But with more than 76 percent of the U.S. population … Read more
I was inspired by a recent Cult of Mac post to hunt on Craigslist for some of my favorite "Buy me an iPhone!" or "I'll buy you an iPhone!" ads, which I've detailed below. Interestingly enough, they were restricted to the biggest of big cities, as far as I could tell (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston) and I could track down only one that promised a genuinely … Read more
As I sit in my bedroom writing this on a somewhat cool morning for June, I couldn't help but be inspired by what is sitting in front of me: a wireless Apple keyboard and Mighty Mouse which interact with my Mac Mini that is connected to my HDTV. Sitting next to the Mac Mini is my Apple TV -- connected to my HDTV via HDMI of course. So, with that in mind, I couldn't help but ask if Apple's push for control of the home will lead to future success. My guess: absolutely.
For decades, Apple was … Read more
Apple will begin selling the iPhone on Friday, but I'm not buying one.
It isn't that I don't like Apple hardware. I'm typing this on a MacBook Pro I bought last November. I have a stack of older PowerBooks (literally), a couple of iPods (one dead, alas), and a Power Mac G5.
It isn't that I don't like to buy new toys. I just counted: I carry around ten battery-powered devices every day, four of which are less than six months old.
But I don't need a new phone, especially not … Read more
It doesn't appear that Apple and AT&T hired window designers from Macy's for the iPhone campaign.
The first window ads for the iPhone appeared in the retail stores of both companies Friday. They're fairly simple, just a picture of the iPhone itself and reminding everyone that it's "coming June 29." AppleInsider spotted some larger ads in what appears to be a mall somewhere, but in busy downtown San Francisco, Apple and AT&T went for a more compact campaign.
Those stores will be the epicenters of iPhone madness next Friday when … Read more
Roughly one week after releasing Safari 3.0.1 for Windows (beta), Apple today released Safari 3.0.2 for Windows (beta). The Safari 3.0 beta patches issued today are for Apple Mac OS X as well as Windows XP and Windows Vista users, and basically piggybacks Apple Security Update 2007-006 intended only for Mac OS users who have installed Safari 3.0 beta.
Only days after Apple released Mac OS X 10.4.10, it has also released Security Update 2007-006. This update affects users of Mac OS X v10.3.9, Mac OS X Server v10.3.9, Mac OS X v10.4.9 and Mac OS X Server v10.4.9. Both vulnerabilities involve surfing the Internet. One could allow a cross site scripting attack, the other could cause a denial of service (crash). The update is available from within Mac OS X via the Software Update pane in System Preferences, or from Apple's Software Download only for systems that … Read more