Archive for December, 2008

[MacOS] EPOS I. – EFI Post Install for White-Box PCs

We were working quite some time on this. Now here is EPOS I. – the “EFI Post Install” Script for white-box PCs that are almost hardware compatible with Apple’s devices “EPOS I.” is an “EFI Post Install” Script What does it do? EPOS helps installing retail DVD’s of Apple’s Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard on […]

[iPhone] Issues with iPhone DFU mode in MacOS 10.5.6

According to forum reports the iPhone DFU mode, which is required to install custom firmware with PwnageTool, does not get detected properly after updating Mac OS X to 10.5.6. That means you cannot Jailbreak or Unlock the iPhone currently. The iPhone Dev Team has investigated in to this issue and comes to the conclusion that […]

[iPhone] iPhone 3G unlocked by iPhone Dev Team

The release of the 3G unlock software (currently going under the name yellosn0w) is due to december 31., 2008. The unlock will currently only available for baseband version 2.11.07 or lower. Between Chrismas and new year’s eve members of the team (planetbeing, MuscleNerd and pytey) will be giving a lecture about the security systems in […]

[Windows] Slysoft to Change Update Conditions

As of January 1st, 2009 Slysoft will change update conditions for their products. Lifelong free updates will cease to be offered in favor of an annual subscription. Licenses that have been bought before 2009 are not affected and will still containt the free lifelong update feature. Until december 31st, 2008 (wednesday) Slysoft offers a special […]

[MacOS] Switcher’s Hints 1001: Moving Cursor in Terminal

Mac OS has the wonderful feature that it’s got a BSD compatible Unix enviroment called Darwin as the basis. You can get to it by simply starting the terminal. Once getting used to it you even install Cygwin to your Microsoft Windows installation because it simply is a powerful way of controlling your computer. Anyway […]

[Hacking] Berlin Students win “Capture the Flag” Contest

The “UCSB International Capture The Flag” is a distributed, wide-area security exercise. It aims at testing the security skills of the participants. This time the organizing team around Prof. Giovanni Vigna prepped a small network, that could be accessed only via remote. The goal was first to gain access to the network and then to disarm […]

[Games] GTA IV with heavy Issues on ATI Graphic Cards

The PC version of the long awaited game Grand Theft Auto IV has yesterday been released to the european markets. First tests show the game is as outstanding as its console versions, released earlier this year. Anyway forums are full of bug reports by people using ATI based graphic cards. The game crashs even before […]

[e-Biz] A Nasty Conspiracy Behind Psystar?

What might sound like a conspiracy book by John Grisham is reality. Apple obviously believes that another company or even companies are secretly backing up Psystar. Groklaw.net explains that this might be an explanation why a major law firm took this case. Apple’s lawyers wrote: (..) Apple will seek leave to amend this complaint to […]

[iPhone] iPhone 3G Hardware unlocked in Vietnam

CNet.com reports Tuan Anh Do, a 29 years old business man from Hanoi, now offers hardware unlocking services for the iPhone 3G. He is owner of a couple of cell phone repair stores and he now managed to find a rather painless way to unlock the iPhone 3G and offer that as a service to […]

[MacOS] Apple recommends using Virus Scanners

Apple has released a technical note recommending the use of Mac antivirus software. For the first time Apple admits that Macs need protection like other operating systems aswell. Apple recommends three Anti Virus solutions: Intego VirusBarrier X5 Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 11 for Mac McAfee VirusScan for Mac The open source virus scanner ClamXav is not […]