The iPhone has been out for over a month now, and on Tuesday we saw Apple release the first security update for it. I’m sure a team of people over at Apple had been working around the clock to push out that update because they were working under pressure. Just a week ago we wrote about a group of researchers at Independent Security Evaluators who found a way to make an iPhone vulnerable to hackers. They of course reported the exploit to Apple, but gave them until August 2nd to fix it before they discussed it at the Black Hat conference (computer security) taking place on Thursday. Phew, Apple made it with a little time to spare!
iPhone owners will receive the update via iTunes. Computer World explains that “iPhone users can wait out the update interval — iTunes automatically checks Apple’s update servers once a week — or retrieve the patches manually by selecting “Check for Update” under the iTunes Help Menu and then docking the iPhone to the PC or Mac.”
Also in the news, buzz around the web is that a new 20” and 24” iMac computer will debut next week on Tuesday at a press event held at Apple headquarters. AppleInsider reports that a slimmed down keyboard will debut as well as demo’s of iLife ‘08 and iWork ‘08. Apparently Apple is refocusing back to the Mac computers? They seem to have been pushed out of the spotlight ever since the iPhone came around.
Thanks for the tip Cory!