From Watchguard – a firewall/security provider Apple OSX: Take Your Leopards In For a Checkup Corey Nachreiner | June 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm | URL: http://wp.me/pVP8E-cz
A recent study shows that people spend more time on mobile apps than websites. The reason for the shift in attention to mobile apps on Smartphones from the web? A mobile analytics team says the average Smartphone user spends 81 minutes per day on their mobile app, as compared to 74 minutes per day in web consumption (http://gigaom.com/mobile/sorry-html-5-mobile-apps-are-used-more-than-the-web/). The constant need for brain stimulation at one’s fingertips has been the driving force behind these numbers.
With the release of Windows 8 comes questions and concerns from consumers and developers alike. Here are the top 5 questions and concerns raised to the release of Windows 8:
2. What are the benefits of apps on the start page instead of a start menu? Apps and tiles seem to play a big part in Windows 8.
Skype, an online communication portal, is having service trouble. Skype problems are reoccurring today, after a problem last month. Skype officials claim that this problem is only happening with a few users, but users reply that problems are persistent and not easily fixed.
Skype claims, “Instant internet access over WiFi when you’re out and about, directly through Skype.”
The Apple malware saga continues full steam ahead. For those following the story, Apple has been taking measures to fight against hacker attacks in their Mac Defender malware. But just as suddenly as a late summer afternoon thunderstorm, Apple was hit with a new attack.
A trojan that goes by the name of mdinstall.pkg, installs for Mac users as MacGuard. This “security software” was discovered to be invading and attacking social engines like Google and Facebook. Found through a hard drive scan, Apple now faces the challenge of destroying this trojan before more innocent Mac users are tricked into buying the MacGuard antivirus software.
Before Steve Jobs had everyone drooling over the sweet taste of Apple technology, he had low market shares and a disinterested public. Jobs was not on the hackers’ radar. Apple software was abstruse, off-the-map, and had not yet evolved to the level of expertise it exudes today. It’s why Apple’s level of security had to make a change.
As Apple “ripens” in popularity, hackers have focused their attention on infiltrating key Apple systems. Microsoft dealt with a similar problem last year, effecting its web browser usability.