29th > January > 2011 Archive


Drive-by exploit slurps sensitive data from Android phones

A computer scientist has found a vulnerability in the latest version of Google's Android operating system that can be exploited to disclose sensitive user information. The data-stealing bug in Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread, allows attackers read and upload pictures, voicemail and other data stored on a handset's SD memory card, Xuxian Jiang, assistant professor in North Carolina State University's department of computer science, reported here. The vulnerability, which is exploited when a user clicks on a booby-trapped link, also allows attackers to upload phone applications to a remote server.
Dan Goodin, 29 Jan 2011

CodeWeavers pours Wine for the masses

MacworldMacworld CodeWeavers has released a new version of its CrossOver Wine-enabling utility that allows you to run Windows apps on Macs or Linux boxes without needing to install Windows. Well, not all Windows apps, but a respectable chunk of them.
Rik Myslewski, 29 Jan 2011

Google to settle state 'Wi-Spy' spat out of court

Google and the state of Connecticut have agreed to settle their despute over the web giant's Street View Wi-Fi payload slurp without going to court.
Cade Metz, 29 Jan 2011
Icecrypt T2400

Icecrypt T2400 Freeview HD DVR

ReviewReview Icecrypt is a little known name in the UK. Their T2200 Freeview HD box was made by Topfield and the T2400 is in fact a UK version of a product from Korean PVR maker HomeCast. It’s a twin tuner unit for FreeviewHD, available with hard drives of 500GB, 1TB or 2TB.
Nigel Whitfield, 29 Jan 2011

Reg Hardware Reviews Digest

Over the past seven days, Reg Hardware has looked at products from the worlds of consumer electronics, mobile communications and gaming.
Register Hardware, 29 Jan 2011