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Monthly Archives: August 2012

BBOS.Finfish

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.BBOS.Finfishhttp://www.symantec.com/xml/rss/listings.jsp?lid=latestthreats30days

Apple’s Mountain Lion clears 10% bar, now runs 1 in 10 Macs

Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion now powers more than 10% of all Macs, and may be on the way to outdoing its predecessor, Lion, in adoption speed, an online advertising network said today.

Apple’s Mountain Lion clears 10% bar, now runs 1 in 10 Macs

Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion now powers more than 10% of all Macs, and may be on the way to outdoing its predecessor, Lion, in adoption speed, an online advertising network said today.

Mac users prep for Windows 8

The two best-known virtualization products for the Mac, Parallels Desktop for Mac and Fusion, have both now produced updates optimized for the upcoming Windows 8.

Adobe to bring Retina support to Photoshop CS6 and more "this fall"

Adobe has finally elaborated and expanded upon their previous pledge of bringing Photoshop to the Retina MacBook Pro “this year”, bringing the target date down to a more proximate “this fall”. And what’s more, it won’t just be Photoshop CS6… Continue reading

Java zero-days take SIX MONTHS to patch? SRSLY, Oracle?

There are some zero-day vulnerabilities in Java that are already being exploited. However, these aren't new bugs: Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) has known about them since early April, and doesn't plan to fix them until October. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers wonder… Continue reading

Oracle patches Java 7 vulnerability

Breaking its quarterly update schedule, Oracle has released a new Java runtime that addresses recent security flaws.

Originally posted at MacFixIt

Virus knocks out computers at Qatari gas firm RasGas

RasGas confirms corporate network is down because of an unknown virus.

Computer viruses could take a lesson from showy peacocks

Computer viruses are constantly replicating throughout computer networks and wreaking havoc. But what if they had to find mates in order to reproduce? Researchers have now created the digital equivalent of spring break to see how mate attraction played out through computer programs.

Twitter data crunching: The new crystal ball

Scientists have demonstrated that the elimination of contestants in TV talent shows based on public voting, such as American Idol, can be anticipated. They unveiled the predictive power of microblogging Twitter signals — used as a proxy for the general… Continue reading