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News: Passware FileVault cracking, Mac OS X 10.7.3 released, the Apple iTV, and more!

A company called Passware has revealed they can crack Lion's full-disk encryption as used in FileVault 2 in under an hour. Their software, also by the same name, uses a FireWire connection to inspect the computer's memory in order to extract the encryption key — which can then be used to crack the password. Of course, there are several caveats to this kind of security: if an individual has physical access to your machine, you've likely got more issues to worry about. Plus, the software isn't cheap at US $995. Mac OS X 10.7.3 has hit Software Update, which means you can update your machines at your leisure. It's a relatively minor update, but it does add support for a few new languages, as well as fix a few issues here and there. If you have a few machines to update or have been burnt by delta updates before, make sure you grab the combo update from the Apple website.  

 

There's a great read on iLounge, where editor Jeremy Horwitz makes the case for (and against) and Apple iTV. It's a reasonably lengthy read, but it's definitely up there in terms of where Apple might be going with an Apple iTV in the future.

 

Apple were working on increasing the quality of digital music, and Neil Young reveals he was working with Steve Jobs in this area to shake up the music industry even more.

 

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