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Apple Patches Massive Holes In OS X 246

Posted by timothy
from the well-it-wouldn't-be-polite-to-patch-windows dept.
Trailrunner7 writes with this snippet from ThreatPost: "Apple's first Mac OS X security update for 2010 is out, providing cover for at least 12 serious vulnerabilities. The update, rated critical, plugs security holes that could lead to code execution vulnerabilities if a Mac user is tricked into opening audio files or surfing to a rigged Web site." Hit the link for a list of the highlights among these fixes.
Power

+ - Open source energy meters help reduce consumption

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An anonymous reader writes "Researchers at UC Berkeley have released their open-source system for monitoring AC power through the Green Soda project. The AC meters, called ACme, plug into wall outlets and power strips, and form an ad-hoc IPv6 subnet accessible from the Internet. There are over 50 different switches, desktops, and kitchen appliances (and an Xbox!) being monitored by the system. The data is available in real-time on the project web page. Their goal is to significantly reduce the 500kW draw of the computer science department."

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