um, so the most popular OS's in the world had the most reported vulnerabilities?
Except this is the recovery key for an Apple account, not an encryption key. Apple explicitly has access to information about your account. For example, they know which songs you've purchased from iTunes and which iPhone apps you've downloaded.
This has nothing to do with encryption. This information is already available to the government if they have a warrant. The recovery key in question here is to authenticate, not to decrypt.
That is a very fair point. The article does explicitly state that there isn't a set date for shipping or that the product will ever ship.
I seriously felt that way until just a couple days ago, too. Wired had this piece about Satya Nadella and what's going on in Microsoft, specifically about the HoloLens project. It was the first time in a long time that I read something about Microsoft and thought "Oh wow, that is really cool," instead of "LOL."
Then today I decided to check out the Windows 10 Technical Preview and I have to say I was impressed. It is very solid.
I'm not a Microsoft person, either. I'm typing this on a MacBook Pro and I've been running Slackware on my desktop for 10+ years. Disclaimer: I use Win7 extensively for Steam but for little else.
The LastSession.plist file stores way, way more data than just URL's.
When I log into my bank account, my username and password are not in the URL and certainly not passed unencrypted over the wire. They are happily stored in the LastSession.plist file though.
I'm using Safari 7 on Mavericks, so it clearly isn't fixed in the latest version.
Way to show you're just an outspoken Apple hater who literally has no idea what they are talking about.
What exactly does Apple have to do with shoddy 3rd party software?
Neither Parallels or VMWare Fusion are in Apple's App store. So if grandma is going to the store to buy virtualization software, I would hope she has some idea of what she is doing.
Also, if grandma happens to hose the Ubuntu machine you gave her and she has to look at this:
Does that mean Linux is shit and just for freetard lusers?
Actually the source of information was an email that Apple sent out earlier today regarding the situation. I have an iOS developer license so I got the email.
Here's a pastebin dump: http://pastebin.com/4dCWge1s
Well, Steve Jobs was a dick too but also brilliant at his role.
I wouldn't read too far into things as far as major products like the Linux kernel goes. The people in production roles are no nonsense people. Start out smaller. There's no shortage of learning resources and forums or IRC channels with people who are explicitly there to help out newbs
Go to places like that, ask questions, get to know people. Hang out in IRC channels, post to forums and mailing lists. These are the places where the real chatter takes places and where you can learn some "real life" stuff.
Something like the LKML is the last place you'd want to try to start out at.
Keep your boss's boss off your boss's back.