Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2012’


Leather And Laces

I learned a new word yesterday: skeuomorphic. It’s a great word. Wikipedia defines a skeuomorph as a “derivative object that retains ornamental design cues to a structure that was necessary in the original”. Wikipedia also supplies an alternative definition that makes it slightly easier to interpret: “an element of design or structure that serves little or no purpose in the …

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Mac O.S. threats


Mac security company Intego has discovered a new Trojan called “OSX/Crisis” (nice name). It works in OSX versions 10.6 (“Snow Leopard”) and 10.7 (“Lion”). There is no word on whether it works on 10.8 (“Mountain Lion”), which is available for purchase from the Mac App Store today. The worrying feature of this Trojan is that it installs silently, without requiring a password. Intego …

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