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Published: November 20, 2009

Opera 10.10 Released, Includes New “Unite” Tech

Opera 10.10 has been released, and with it their new “Unite” technology, which allows users to share content directly between all of their own devices. Unite wraps both web browser and web server into a single package in an attempt to change the way users think about their browser.

“‘We promised Opera Unite would reinvent the Web,’ said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera. ‘What we are really doing is reinventing how we as consumers interact with the Web. By giving our devices the ability to serve content, we become equal citizens on the Web. In an age where we have ceded control of our personal data to third-parties, Opera Unite gives us the freedom to choose how we will share the data that belongs to us.'”

– Via Slashdot

New worm targets jailbroken iPhones for Dutch online banking customers

There are reports of a new worm that targets jailbroken iPhones and behaves like a botnet. It targets people in the Netherlands who use their iPhones for online banking with the Dutch bank ING, and the worm affects devices with SSH installed.

– Via BoingBoing

White House Website Switches To Open Source has gone Drupal…. ‘This is a clear sign that governments realize that Open Source does not pose additional risks compared to proprietary software, and furthermore, that by moving away from proprietary software, they are not being locked into a particular technology, and that they can benefit from the innovation that is the result of thousands of developers collaborating on Drupal.’

– via Slashdot

In the news

Published: October 6, 2009

Researchers Hijack Mebroot Botnet, Study Drive-By Downloads

The researchers managed to intercept Mebroot communications by reverse-engineering the algorithm used to select domains to connect to. Mebroot infects legitimate websites and uses them to redirect users to malicious sites that attempt to install malware on a victim’s machine.


Flash CS5 Will Export iPhone Apps

Adobe announced that the CS5 release of Flash Professional, due in beta later this year, will allow developers to write applications and compile the code to run on Apple devices. Getting these into the app store might be tricky, though.