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Submission + - 15 Great, Free Security Programs (pcworld.com) 1

markerfit writes: "From the moment you switch on your PC, your system faces countless Internet-borne dangers, including spyware attacks, viruses, Trojan horses, home-page hijackers, and hackers trying to weasel their way into your system. And the Internet isn't the only source of trouble. Anyone with access to your PC can invade your privacy by prying into which Web sites you visit — and learning a great deal more as well."
Technology (Apple)

Submission + - iPhone Hacked to be Used Without Activation (techlogg.com)

Jason Ferguson writes: "'DVD Jon' has found a way to activate the Apple iPhone without using the AT&T 2-year service contract. In his blog, So Sue Me, he has found out the information the iPhone uses to activate itself via the iTunes software. Using this hack, consumers are able to use the iPod and WiFi features of the phone without being forced to sign a contract."

Comment Security doesn't stop at the OS (Score 1, Insightful) 513

Good artical, however I think the point is realtivly mute. It is true that currently OSX by default is less stupid then windows. However, I think it is truely the end user that decides how vulnerable a system is by what they do with that, OS independent, I could have a XP, OSX, and lets say Mandrake box, and they could all be equaly vulnerable depending on what I have done with them. With a straight base install, I would say windows would be at the bottom of the list, however, after you install a few firewalls on that box, put it behind a router(includes it's version of cheap firewall) it becaomes safer.

So, I don't think out of box security has much importance as whether or not the person using it does. If you browse less then reputable sites you will get attacked, and no mater how good your secruity is some will slip through. So the key is, don't connect your box to the NET :)

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