Yearly Archives: 2014

Apple patches “shellshock” bash vulnerability

OS X 10.7+ gets an update for bash shell.  Users should upgrade soon.

iOS 8.0.2 released

To fix battery problems and other bugs.

Facebook 747 sized drones

“engineering director of Facebook’s Connectivity Lab, said Monday at the Social Good Summit in New York City. Instead he refers to them as “planes,” seeing as they will be “roughly the size” of airplanes “like a 747,” although much, much lighter..They also will have to be powered by the sun to continuously provide Wi-Fi coverage..”

More on the ShellShock bash vulnerability

Linux, Unix, and OS X operating systems may be vulnerable to the bash shell being exploited.  If bash scripts can be run, via ssh login or web cgi url, then a system may be vulnerable.  All users should upgrade ASAP.  Major Linux distros have released updates.

The Pirate Bay exists “in the cloud.”

21 hosted VMs all “around the world.”

iPhone 6 prelim benchmarks

In short, it’s pretty fast…

You cannot charge your iPhone 6 in a microwave oven.

Yes, someone fell for that.

New Gmail accounts no longer require Google+

You can create a Gmail account without having to have the corresponding Google+ stuff.

Apple Patches OS X, Safari

Along with iOS 8, Apple has released patches for OS X and Safari.  Users should patch soon using software update.

Home Depot, up to 56 million users affected

Krebs has the details on one of the largest breaches ever.