Mac News: Apple Responds to SMS Spoofing Vulnerability, Suggests Using iMessage
Apple officially responded to reports regarding its latest mobile operating system being vulnerable to text message spoofing, recommending that customers use the more secure iMessage service instead. The news comes in just after popular iOS hacker and security researcher, pod2g, discovered and drew headlines to a SMS spoofing vulnerability on the iOS platform. Here, pod2g urged Apple to take action with Apple giving a rather generic response for now.
Read full story => modmyI
Technology News: Oracle Makes More Moves To Kill Open Source MySQL
Oracle is holding back test cases in the latest release of MySQL. It’s a move that has all the markings of the company’s continued efforts to further close up the open source software and alienate the MySQL developer community. The issue stems back to a recent discovery that the latest MySQL release has bug fixes but without a single one having any test cases associated with it. That creates all sorts of problems for developers who have no assurance that the problem is actually fixed.
Read full story => TechCrunch
Programming News: HTML5 is a terrible trap
What’s hot for aspiring dotcom billionaires? Building apps for phones. And justifiably — there’s a huge opportunity to quickly ship something to improve people’s lives. But there’s a diversity of mobile platforms. There are a few companies trying to make cross-platform development frameworks but generally the decision is between focusing on Apple iOS or Android or making a browser based HTML5 app — probably packaged as an app with a webview browser wedged inside it.
Read full story => John Fremlin’s blog
Other News: Your words are wasted
It needs to be said again, perhaps this time more strongly. Your Blog is The Engine of Community. Dammit. Blog More. You are not blogging enough. You are pouring your words into increasingly closed and often walled gardens. You are giving control – and sometimes ownership – of your content to social media companies that will SURELY fail. These companies are profoundly overvalued, don’t care about permalinks, don’t make your content portable, and have terms of service that are so complex and obtuse that there are entire websites dedicate to explaining them.
Read full story => Computer Zen