Mix: Simpsons iPods, iPhone security, 3G availability, Stanford
Published: Thursday, July 24, 2008
The Simpsons Shop is currently offering a range of Limited Edition iPods featuring artwork from the long-running cartoon laser etched on the players’ backs. Each of the players are numbered and are limited to a run of 2,000. Three different designs are available on nearly every current-generation iPod, with prices ranging from $89 for a Limited Edition 1GB iPod shuffle to $599 for an etched 32GB iPod touch.
Browser security researcher Aviv Raff claims to have found a vulnerability in the iPhone and iPod touch’s Mail and Safari applications which affect users of both 1.1.4 and 2.0 Software. Raff writes, “By creating a specially crafted URL, and sending it via an email, an attacker can convince the user that the spoofed URL, showed in the mail application, is from a trusted domain (e.g. Bank, PayPal, Social Networks, etc.). When clicking on the URL, the Safari browser will be opened. The spoofed URL, showed in the address bar of the Safari browser, will still be viewed by the victim as if it is of a trusted domain.” Raff has reported the vulnerabilities to Apple, which has acknowledged the problem with Mail, and is “still investigating” the issue in Safari. In addition, Raff claims the Mail application is also “spammable,” but does not go into further detail regarding the vulnerability.
Blogger Chris Barnes has put together a handy iPhone 3G availability guide that uses Apple’s own availability file to provide stock information throughout the day. Unlike Apple’s own availability checker, which is only available between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m., Barnes’ page is available at all times, and is updated once every 15 minutes, while Apple updates its own availability file throughout the course of the day. In addition, the page also offers quick stats about the availability of iPhone 3G models nationwide. [via DF]
Update: Following the publication of this article, Apple has changed the values in its availability file to “null,” removing the information needed for the availability guide to function.
According to its course schedule for the Autumn term of 2008-2009, Stanford University will be offering a course on “iPhone Application Programming.” No other information about the class is yet available, however, given Apple’s strict developer NDA, which presently prohibits discussion of certain confidential development information, some current iPhone developers are questioning whether Apple will tell the university to cancel the class. [via TUAW]
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