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News: LuckyCat malware threat, no more iWork and Aperture trials, iTunes library sharing, and more!

A new security threat has been discovered that infects machines via an exploit found in Microsoft Word. LuckyCat targets a security flaw in Microsoft Word, which then spreads its payload via Java exploits — and this particular piece of malware is much more malicious than Flashback, as LuckyCat leaves behind a payload that allows remote access of the machine's contents. There are very few details known about LuckyCat thus far, but here's hoping the patch comes quickly. Apple has removed the iWork and Aperture trials from its website, directing users to the Mac App Store in order to purchase copies of Pages, Keynote, Numbers, as well as Aperture. There are essentially two ways this should be taken: the very mundane fact taht Aperture and iWork are going to be updated very soon, or the more enticing prospect: that software trials are coming to the Mac App Store in the near future.  

 

The Inside iTunes blog from Apple tells you how to share your iTunes Library using Home Sharing, giving you the tip on how to enjoy someone else's music. Copy over what you want to your own computer, and any iOS devices you own can also have streaming access to shared iTunes Libraries, as can the Apple TV.

 

The Next Web says Apple hid Michelangelo's hand of Adam in a patent filing for a touchscreen iMac, but I think they're reading into things a little too much.

 

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