31 July 2009

SMS hack

Smart phone hacks by sending an SMS have been reported. How can a plain dumb short txt turn viral?
The hack works by tweaking the message headers. The SMS can execute malicious code on the smart phone (the example in this case is an iPhone, but other phones have other vulnerabillities). You do not even have to read the SMS.

26 July 2009

20 July 2009

Microsoft GPL's Linux device drivers

To allow Linux systems to run well on top of Windows virtualisation technology Microsoft has GPL'd the necessary device drivers.
Although this is a move to sell more Windows servers, the mere fact that Microsoft GPL's code is significant. Micorsoft used to call GPL's copyleft a virus , because it states that GPL code can only be used in code that is also GPL'd.