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Q&A Monday: Check MAC AD Authentication

Q&A Monday:  Check MAC AD Authentication

Question: I work for a School District with a very small tech department.  As we are in an educational environment, we are running a mixed environment with Mac’s and PC’s authenticating to a Windows 2003 AD servers, 9 total servers total spread out throughout 8 sites.  I have been running into problems with a few Mac’s in our Mac labs [...]

Software Update: iOS 5.1 Software Update

Software Update: iOS 5.1 Software Update

Apple released their new version of the iOS software yesterday.  This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including: Japanese language support for Siri (availability may be limited during initial rollout) Photos can now be deleted from Photo Stream Camera shortcut now always visible on Lock Screen for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone [...]

Q&A Monday: How often to replace a buisness Mac

Q&A Monday: How often to replace a buisness Mac

Question: Hey Jim, I am a small business owner and I am constantly struggling with how often do I replace the Apple computers in my office.  I do have some PC's in the office which I lease on a 3 year cycle, but I'm not sure if I should replace the Apple's as often as I do the PC's.  Is there a standard rule for replacing Apple computers in [...]

Software Update: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Update

Software Update: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Update

Apple has released iOS 4.0.2 for the iPhone and iPod touch and iOS 3.2.2 for the iPad to address vulnerabilities in the FreeType and IOSurface packages. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or gain system privileges.    This is most likely to address the jailbreakme.com website that was [...]

Browser Update: Apple Releases Safari 5.0.1 and 4.1.1

Browser Update: Apple Releases Safari 5.0.1 and 4.1.1

Apple has released the following update for their Safari browser, it effects:  Safari 4 (Mac OS X 10.4), Safari 5 (Windows), Safari 5 (Mac OS X 10.6), Safari 5 (Mac OS X 10.5).  According to Apple’s Support site for this update (HERE) the following vulnerabilities were fixed. Safari 5.0.1 and Safari 4.1.1 SafariCVE-ID: [...]

Apple Announces iPhone 4 Free Case Program

Apple Announces iPhone 4 Free Case Program

Apple has announced today the release of the iPhone 4 Case Program Application that is available from the apple store online.  Once you downloaded the application you sign in with your iTunes username and password and the application gives you a couple of different options to choose from. Despite my fear that it would take a while, I was able to [...]

Software Update: Firefox 3.6.7 and Firefox 3.5.11

Software Update: Firefox 3.6.7 and Firefox 3.5.11

The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 3.6.7 and Firefox 3.5.11 for Windows, Mac and Linux to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, obtain sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, or conduct cross-site scripting attacks. Some of these vulnerabilities also affect [...]

Software Update: iTunes 9.2.1 Released

Software Update:  iTunes 9.2.1 Released

Apple has release a new version of iTunes making the current version 9.2.1 . This update is to fix a vulnerability due to improper handling of the itpc URLs. itpc is the protocol used by iTunes for handling podcasts. An attacker may convincing a user to access a specially crafted itpc URL and they may be able to execute code or cause a [...]

Patch: iPhone IOS 4.0.1 Released

Patch: iPhone IOS 4.0.1 Released

Apple has just issued the 4.0.1 iOS update, which now includes a new formula for displaying reception bars. This updates doesn’t really fix the route problem that the phone has, just displays the bars a little differently.  This new formula is supposedly the way AT&T recommends and doesn’t actually improve reception.  Apple reported [...]

Why you should encrypt your iPhone backup!

Why you should encrypt your iPhone backup!

I was reading an article about how the iPhone backup that your iTunes makes when you sync your phone can be cracked (for better or worse).  It wasn’t even really a setting that I paid attention to, until this article came up.  When I went to check, there it was, unchecked: “Encrypt iPhone backup”.  Figuring if it was something that I [...]

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