The News Review:
- eBay recreating Skype’s software
- Apple Releases Software Shoring Up IPhone Weakness
- Following the Money: Rogue Anti-virus Software
eBay recreating Skype’s software
The core technologies which are used by the company to connect people are claimed by the Joltid Ltd which is controlled by Skype’s original founders. Joltid Ltd said Skype had breached license agreements by altering software codes. In case eBay Skype’s owner loses the right to original software it may have to lock the company. It may be noted here that trial has been scheduled for June 2010. So until June 2010 the IP is on the back burner. So eBay has started working on recreating Skype’s software which can be named "Frankenskype" or "Skypenstein" by eBay.
Apple Releases Software Shoring Up IPhone Weakness
Wall Street Journal
) NEW YRK (Dow Jones)–Apple Inc. (AAPL) early Friday released a software update the company said would protect iPhones from hackers seeking to exploit a vulnerability found in text messages. Hackers could theoretically use a special kind of text message to disable or hijack an iPhone.
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Following the Money: Rogue Anti-virus Software
The warnings usually mimic Microsoft software or the operating system itself and persist until the victim figures out how to remove it or pays for a license to the software. “The product names have changed from one to another but that innovagest2000. com domain has been associated with the rogue [software] families since it was registered in 2005″ including rogue anti-virus programs said Patrick Jordan a senior spyware researcher for Clearwater Fla.