If you survived Valentine's Day yesterday, the good news is many of us will be enjoying a three-day weekend to take advantage of the President's Day sales on Monday. So before we all part company for 72 hours, let's take a quick walk through the five best stories that went down on Thursday, including one truly bizarre tale involving HP and a rock and roll legend...
Apple may sell wonderful products, but they're not entirely infallible -- with the right combination of button presses on an iPhone lock screen, anyone can access the device, as long as it's running iOS 6.1.
Apple’s Safari browser may be fast and the preferred choice of many, but hackers continually show off just how vulnerable it is. This week, a French hacker pwned the brand-new Safari 5.0.4 in only five seconds -- taking home a $15,000 prize as well as a new MacBook Air.
Monday's iOS 4 upgrade should have patched about 65 different vulnerabilities within the iPhone's operating system. However, the iPad may actually be susceptible to a number of those 65 software vulnerabilities. The bug count is actually a record for the iPhone, which far exceeds the high count of 46 bugs found in last summer's iPhone OS 3.0 update.
Computer World is reporting that iOS 4 actually included patches for 35 different bugs, which averages out to a total of 54% of the purported vulnerabilities fixed. Most of the patched bugs were actually issues with WebKit, the open-source browser engine that fuels browsers like mobile Safari.