PC Tools iAntiVirus provides real-time protection and comprehensive system scanning to ensure your Mac remains safe and virus free. The beta version is free to download, though there’s a $49.95 charge for commercial or supported use. Once your computer has been infected, a virus or worm will usually attempt to spread itself to your friends, family and associates by accessing your email contacts and networked PCs. The infection may also allow hackers to access files on your Mac, use it as a zombie to launch attacks against other computers and websites or to send mass SPAM email.
Apple released patches for 17 different flaws of its Mac OS X server. But, as per latest research the patch didn’t do anything. Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle Network Security Inc. conducted a system test with the new patch. Still the Mac OS X client is adding the port on incremental basis. Full article »
SOHO Organizer is the official successor to Personal Organizer and Group Organizer and represents a 100% Cocoa rewrite of the former products. This means SOHO Organizer presents a first-class Mac OS X experience complete with all the features Mac OS X users expect: Aqua interface, Unicode compliance, built-in spell checking, Service support, etc.
Apple on Monday released Mac OS X 10.5.4, another update to its “Leopard” operating system. According to Apple, some of the more general fixes include all recent security updates, a fixed issue with Adobe CS3 files on a remote server, and additional RAW image support. AirPort appears to have gotten a tweak that improves reliability on 5GHz networks (woo!), in addition to a fix for performance problems in Logic Studio and MainStage.
Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit (BU) has announced the release of Messenger for Mac 7, its instant messaging client. Messenger 7 requires Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later and a Windows Live ID for personal accounts, or a Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 account for corporate accounts
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