It’s sunday and that must mean it’s time for yet another edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News. So here are just some of the stories that have been doing the rounds this week.
A security expert who goes by the name of Graham Cluley has said that the Majority of the attacks on the Windows platform “do not exploit any weakness in the operating system, but instead take advantage of the bug in people’s brains”. He then went on to say “Mac users can be just as easily duped as their Windows cousins into making poor choices, and could end up infected as a result”.
In a related story, there has been a very nasty virus doing the rounds on the Mac called Flashback. It has infected over half a million Macs. The virus sits in a badly secured site and then takes advantage of a vulnerability in Java. Once the payload is downloaded to your computer, it makes you think that you don’t have an up-to-date version of Adobe’s flash player plugin and runs an installer which then puts the virus to work on your computer. It is recommended that users run Software Update right now by clicking on the Apple logo and selecting “Software Update”.
After a very long wait, the popular photography app known as instagram has made it’s transition from iOS to Android. The app is available to download for free from the Google play store.
In order to appease the masses, the folks at BioWare have announced Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut. This latest release promises to give the fans the ending they wanted to this arc in the Mass Effect storyline. The update will be available as a free download in the Summer of 2012.
It turns out that Google are working on a very promising piece of hardware which is currently codenamed “Project Glass”. As a proof of concept, Google has posted a video of how they envision the hardware will work.