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9 November 2011
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Apple App Store – Walled garden, or pit of snakes; the security flaws

Apple’s ‘walled garden’ is supposed to leave iOS users safe and secure from a lawless world of rogue apps. Apple verify each app for stability, security and quality before it gets listed. So, what if I told you that there could be apps there now, accepting remote commands and stealing your data. Don’t you think you should know about it?

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17 January 2011
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Sony – Suing GeoHot won’t put Pandora back in the box

The PS3 was recently shown by GeoHot / fail0verflow to be the most ill-secured modern console system. Endemic problems have led to it being completely hacked, and on the horizon is a world of executables which your PS3 cannot distinguish from genuine ones. Cue – lawsuit.

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8 December 2010
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The War for the Internet

Is this current crisis the first salvo in an internet war which will change the internet forever? With US Government interference already admitted by PayPal, has the penny dropped that the Internet is not as free as we believed?

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19 September 2010
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Vapourware – Like a Needle in a Haystack

Vapourware describes a product, usually software, that has been announced by a developer during or before its development, if there is significant doubt whether the product will actually be released. It is software which at best is still in development, and at worst is no more than an interesting concept in the mind of someone at the organisation. Vapourware is sometimes announced with great fanfare as a spoiling tactic to hurt sales of a competitors already launched product.

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18 January 2010
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Virus Alert – PDF Exploit

There is currently a nasty exploit on PDF files doing the rounds. Protect yourself here.

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