CNN offers Mac security hyperbole CNN offers an article about Macs becoming a "bigger (security threat) target" with questionable assertions, profiling an instance of the Leap.A "worm" that was widely covered two months ago. The article states "Benjamin Daines was browsing the Web when he clicked on a series of links that promised pictures of an unreleased update to his computer's operating system. Instead, a window opened on the screen and strange commands ran as if the machine was under the control of someone -- or something -- else. Daines was the victim of a computer virus." In fact, Leap.A (a.k.a Oomp-A) was malware that did propagate through iChat, and could cause applications to not work properly -- but required an administrator password to enact its somewhat innocuous effects, making it a low-level threat. More.
Australian AUC offers WWDC Scholarships The AUC has announced that it would be offering Scholarships to University staff and students to attend this years Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) being held in the USA in August 2006. "In 2006 the AUC will subsidize a number of staff and students selected on a nationally competitive basis to attend WWDC. To be eligible to obtain a scholarship you should be a full time staff member or student of an Australian AUC Member University, have a background in programming (Mac, UNIX or Windows), QuickTime and digital media or work as an IT Manager with responsibility for Macintosh deployment on campus." More.
Previously on MacFixIt
- FileMaker Pro 8.0v3 (#3): Fixes for problems with installation
- MacBook Pro Special Report follow-up #8: Display slightly bent, not latching properly -- solutions; cooling solutions; more
- Keyboard Update 1.0 for Intel-based Macs (#2): Nullifies noise workarounds for MacBook Pro