Posts Tagged ‘Fix’

BT has coughed to a crappy glitch with its Home Hub 3A router that is blocking some VPN connections.

BT has coughed to a crappy glitch with its Home Hub 3A router that is blocking some VPN connections.

However, the one-time state monopoly appears to have taken a long time to acknowledge customer gripes, which have been piling up for weeks.

BT said it had taken a while to respond to individual complaints because it was essentially compiling a dossier so it could pinpoint the technical blunder.

That’s despite the fact that subscribers had been saying since early March that their VPN connections were going titsup ever since BT upgraded its kit with a new firmware version.

Read More By Kelly Fiveash

Apple releases iOS 7.1 update in response to cars, complaints, vomit

Apple has released its first major update for iOS 7 — iOS 7.1, natch — which brings “improvements and bug fixes” to Cupertinian iDevices, including improved Touch ID fingerprint recognition, the option to further reduce the UI animations that sickened some users, and improved performance on the iPhone 4.

The update, released Monday, includes support for CarPlay – previously more-prosaically named “iOS in the Car” – which Apple announced at last year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and which Cook & Co. said last week would first appear in vehicles from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo, with Nissan, BMW, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, and others following on.

Siri also comes in for a few tweaks, including allowing you to simply release the home button to put her to work after mumbling your request rather than, as before, waiting until she recognized that you had finished speaking — a tweak that should be a boon in noisy environments.

Siri also has added what Apple describes as “new, more natural sounding” voices, both male and female, in Mandarin Chinese, UK and Australian English, and Japanese.

In a classic case of fixing a bug that no reasonable programmer ever thought would appear in the first place, iOS 7.1 “fixes display of Mail unread badges for numbers greater than 10,000.” The Reg respectfully suggests that should a user have over 10,000 unread messages on their iPhone or iPad, the bug is not to be charged to iOS, but to the fanboi.

Read More By Rik Myslewski

Apple promises SSL snooping fix for Mac OS X 10.9 users ‘very soon’

Don’t trust that dial server certificate

Apple has admitted a bug in Mac OS X 10.9.1 could allow hackers to intercept and decrypt SSL-encrypted connections – and has vowed to release a fix “very soon.”

Sensitive information, such as bank card numbers and account passwords, sent over HTTPS and other SSL-protected channels from vulnerable Mac computers could easily end up in the hands of snoopers as a result of this security hole.

The Cupertino giant issued updates for versions 7 and 6 of its mobile operating system iOS on Friday to address the same flaw in iPhones, iPads and iPods.

But it quickly became apparent that the vulnerability also exists in desktop and laptop computers running Mac OS X Mavericks, the latest public release of Apple’s desktop OS.

The security hole was created by a trivial programming cock-up, which causes Apple’s SSL/TLS library to skip over vital verification checks of a server’s authenticity when establishing a connection.

A malicious router, Wi-Fi access point or other man-in-the-middle system could exploit this to silently masquerade as a legit website or online service, and thus intercept, read and tamper with the private contents of a victim’s supposedly secure connection.

Read More by Chris Williams

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