F-Secure is reporting that Cabir has been found in-the-wild in USA. Given the low-level of appreciation of virus risk among mobile phone users, this is bad news.
Incidentally, I had my first “offer” of the Cabir virus last week. While down the pub a Bluetooth connection request popped up, which I accepted. Fortunately, I spotted the name of the file it was attempting to install and prevented it from doing so. Had I been less knowledgable, I would now be spewing out a virus over Bluetooth to all and sundry.
Symbian needs to step up right now and do something about this, before it becomes a major public relations disaster for them.
Good news: Kai Krause returns to DEMO in a fireside chat
Kai’s one of the computer industry’s true individuals, and it’s great to see him back.
Evan has a bit of a pop at Scoble’s newer, more relaxed attitude to Longhorn in Stop the World. Much as i agree with some of what he says, I couldn’t help grinning at this:
“Apple’s been promising new features in Tiger since June 28th of last year (a full two months before the Great Longhorn Breakup), on the other hand, and I’m fully confident that they’ll deliver. Why? Because, ever since I’ve been a Mac user, they’ve delivered what they’ve promised.
In other words, as I’ve said before: Microsoft talks, Apple ships.”
One word: Copland.
Fragments of My Existence: More Tablet PC / iBook gives more details of one user’s switch from iBook to Tablet PC.
“PDF Annotator lets the user open any PDF file and add annotations, using the Tablet PC pen, directly on the PDF file’s pages. The annotated documents can then be saved directly back to PDF format. In this way, anyone can read or print the annotated PDF documents. Annotated documents can also be easily attached to emails.”
When I was proof reading pages a lot, I would have killed for something like this.
Link: Fragments of My Existence: Life with my TabletPC is a posting by Jason Mark on his experiences moving from an iBook to an Acer C112 Tablet PC – mirroring my own move. His conclusion: “I love it so far”.
Trojan attacks Microsoft AntiSpyware – ZDNet UK News
The Trojan is said to suppress warning messages displayed by Microsoft AntiSpyware, and delete all of the files in the program’s folder.
Like many other Trojans, Bankash will also steal passwords and online banking details from Windows users. The program targets users of UK online banks such as Barclays, Cahoot, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds TSB, Nationwide, NatWest, and Smile.
If you’re a UK online bank user, watch out for this one.
Macworld: SpamSieve gains faster Entourage processing, more. If you’re not using SpamSieve, I’d recommend it – it’s the best product of its kind on the Mac, and a big improvement over the built-in spam filters in Mail or Entourage.
From Engadget: Get your kid a $40 iMac
They obviously need to get with the program and update their toy so that it rips off the latest iMac, not any of the last generation garbage, but check out this educational â€œwireless childâ€™s PCâ€ that sells for a mere forty bucks.