May 07

Skype security flaw already patched, but you have to download manually

There’s a big problem with Skype on the Mac: and no, it’s not its ugly UI (although that is a big problem). As noted by Mashable’s (and former TUAW blogger) Christina Warren, the latest version of Skype for Mac has an unpatched security flaw that that allows a person to gain remote access to another’s machine simply by sending a Skype message. The flaw was discovered last month thanks to the work of researcher Gordon Maddern from the firm Pure Hacking. Maddern contacted Skype, who was reportedly already aware of the vulnerability and working on a fix. They then issued a hotfix for the security hole in a minor update (Skype for Mac version 5.1.0.922) on April 14th. However, responding to the issue in an official blog post today the Skype for Mac team said, “As there were no reports of this vulnerability being exploited in the wild, we did not prompt our users to install this update, as there is another update in the pipeline that will be sent out early next week.” What’s that mean to you as a Skype for Mac user? The cat’s out of the bag, and if someone who has the skills to take advantage of the flaw now knows about it, Skype for Mac users who have not updated to version 5.1.0.922 are theoretically at risk. Don’t wait for the automatic update to Skype next week. Be sure and download the April 14th update right now by clicking here, or simply run Skype on your Mac and choose Skype > Check for Updates.
Now about that UI…

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/05/07/skype-security-flaw-already-patched-but-you-have-to-download-ma/#bXpulseX

May 07

EFF: vote for easy full-disk encryption in Ubuntu!

The Ubuntu Live CD is the excellent, free installer disk for the Ubuntu GNU/ Linux OS; it has a variety of disk tools as well as a fully functioning version of the OS so that you can test-drive it before you install it. However, the standard Live CD image doesn’t come with disk encryption tools; to use these, you presently have to download the “alternate CD” and fiddle around with the command line. The Electronic Frontier Foundation thinks that more people would use disk encryption to protect their data if it was easier to do so, and is hoping to get the Live CD changed to include the disk encryption stuff as standard. Changes to the Ubuntu Live CD are voted on in the Ubuntu Brainstorm site. EFF is asking people who like this idea to upvote it there. I just did –will you?

http://boingboing.net/2011/05/06/eff-vote-for-easy-fu.html?utm_source=feedburner

May 07

Johnny Depp, star of 3D ‘Pirates’ movie, can only see 2D

Johnny Depp, star of 3D ‘Pirates’ movie, can only see 2D – http://pulsene.ws/1xvMh

May 06

Software Update: HTC Thunderbolt™ COMING SOON!

Software Update: HTC Thunderbolt™ COMING SOON!.

 

Come on Verizon!

May 05

Android To Surpass Apple’s App Store In Size By August 2011: Report

Android To Surpass Apple’s App Store In Size By August 2011: Report (Exclusive) – http://pulsene.ws/1w2ld

May 02

Anaheim Angels

50th Anniversary!

May 02

Hidden Mickey!

Do you see it?

May 02

Android Central Editors’ app picks for April 30, 2011

Android Central Editors’ app picks for April 30, 2011 – http://pulsene.ws/1t7gH

May 02

Test post

This is a test post from my Android.

Apr 26

Welcome!

Welcome to the new website for Capotefamily.com! We are working to get the site up and operational, so please bear with us and thank you for visiting!

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