Ruby On Rails Exploit Used To Build IRC Botnet
(1) Rails and Ruby was virtually unheard of until 2007-2008 and definitely was not in mainstream use until that time.
(2) This vulnerability has nothing to do with "cryptographic key"; it is related to the fact that default YAML parser allows serializing/deserializing and executing arbitrary Ruby code (including objects) and ActiveSupport didn't properly sanitize the input.
Apple Announces iPhone 5
The API doesn't give developers that capability.
It does. iOS 6 has Auto Layout system.
Apple Offers Nano-SIM Design Royalty-Free
It takes a pair of scissors and about a minute to cut your old full-size SIM and make it a "micro-SIM". Not sure about US (I'm guessing you're from US), but in most other countries you can replace your old SIM with micro-SIM for free.
Apple To Require Sandboxing For Mac App Store Apps
You don't ask Apple for anything. You just declare what your application needs from OS to function.
Ever heard of Android? Works the same way.
HTC Becomes Highest Shipping Smartphone Vendor In the US
Just curious, where is this 70% share coming from? I see different stats here.
The (Big) Problem With RIM
The PC was the IBM PC, and they were just as closed as Apple.
Are you aware that first IBM PCs included commented BIOS assembly source along with their documentation?
Study Compares IQ With Browser Choice
I use lynx. Does this make me a God?
Oracle Thinks Google Owes $6.1 Billion In Damages
Looks like you're either mistaken or lived under a rock. Most mobile apps devs speak Objective-C now and it has been this way for quite some time.
Franken Bill Would Protect Consumers Location Data
If you're talking about Angry Birds on Android, "coarse location data" is AdMob requirement.
Pandora App Sends Private Data To Advertisers
You are asking an advertising company that developed Android to provide API to subvert advertising? Good luck with that...
MESSENGER Enters Orbit Around Mercury
Not having an atmosphere will actually make temperature regulation much harder - without convection to cool suite off there will be a problem with excessive heat, esp. on Mercury.
Apple Handcuffs Web Apps On iPhone Home Screen
This is incorrect. When certificate expires, you (as developer) lose the ability to upload app update, but the app itself will sit in store forever.
Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?
Sorry to hear that, but you are a 0.01% minority. Almost all mail that is coming from ADSL or cable netblocks is spam. I also have run my mail server for many years but I run it on a colocated server, and I've always (and I suspect many other admins) blocked everything coming directly from ADSL. Sorry, but the time for setup is long gone, get a cheap VPS and be done with it.
The Death of BCC
if you're fighting with a friend and want to let your BFF know what's going on as you send your frenemy a nasty messsage
Wtf does that even mean? Who is frenemy and what's "messsage"?
Man Mines Facebook For Security Questions, Nabs Nude Photos From Email
in this case, shouldn't 16 year old girl's life be destroyed instead, because it is she who is producing and distributing child pornography on the internet?
Google Pushes New Chrome Release, Pays $14k Bounty
Sorry, but this is just a lame excuse. OSX allows app to listen for shutdown notifications - just don't do an update if your app is terminating because of system shutdown. I'm sure Windows and KDE/Gnome have similar mechanisms.
Apple Passes $300B Market Cap, 2nd In the World
WoL over WiFi appeared only on recent models though.
WikiLeaks, Money, and Ron Paul
No, your interpretation is wrong as well as wired translation. Corect English idiom of Putin words would be "pot calling the kettle black".
The Software That Failed To Compete With Windows
Actually, the first release of NT was 3.0, but it only existed for a few months before 3.5 came out. I remeber running 32 bit version of Visual C++ 1.52 on it.
Mount Everest Gets 3G Service
Don't worry, there's always K2 and Denali.
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