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Mac OS X Lion password PSA: disable automatic login now!Mac OS X Lion’s “automatic login” feature may have a dirty little secret. According to Passware, a leading password recovery firm, “automatic login” leaves OS X Lion passwords ripe for the picking via the direct memory access associated with the Mac’s FireWire port. Here’s what you need to know.

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Here’s an intriguing rumour for these economically tough times: the latest whisper is that Apple will bundle iCloud free as part of Mac OS X Lion.

AppleInsider suggests we’ll see Lion sold through the Mac App Store and priced at the same level as the OS X Snow Leopard upgrade was when it appeared in 2009. That would put the price for Mac OS X Lion at around £25. While we’d love to see such a delightful deal outed by Apple at WWDC on Monday, we fear that it’s wishful thinking.

Out TBC | £TBC | Apple (via AppleInsider)

The snow might be blighting the buses, shutting the schools and being troublesome for trains but gadget news gets through whatever the weather. We’ll have our CES catch-up for you at 9.30 but first, sink your teeth into today’s Techie Breakie…
In the now daily Apple Tablet rumour mill, the biggest news was a patent that points to a secret plan for a 3D multitouch interface. Why secret? The patent was hidden under some rather more unassuming names than Apple’s.
Meanwhile Apple apparently has a bit of problem in the here and now. Virus experts Kaspersky Lab’s claims the clan in Cupertino has let Mac OS X’s malware protection get out of date. Hop over here for all the details you need to know.
For iPhone, Android phone and Palm Pre owners there’s good news though: location aware app Foursquare is finally breaking out of its metropolitan cage to allow you to check-in from anywhere in the world.
Finally, there’s a pair of nice Nintendo stories. Nintendo’s big boss says Nintendo DS’s successor will pack a motion sensor and classic basketball game NBA Jam is set to return, this time on the Nintendo Wii.

Techie BreakieThe snow might be blighting the buses, shutting the schools and being troublesome for trains but gadget news gets through whatever the weather. We’ll have our CES catch-up for you at 9.30 but first, sink your teeth into today’s Techie Breakie…

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Apple’s OS X Snow Leopard malware blocker has not been updated for months, according to claims posted by a security website. Does a lack of update definitions mean OS X Snow Leopard is in danger?
Threat Post, Kaspersky Lab’s security blog, says Apple has not updated the OS X Snow Leopard malware blocker for six months.
Kaspersky says Apple has not added any anti-malware signature updates to the XProtect.plist file that contained antidotes for OSX.RSPlug.A and OSX.Iservice, two Trojan horses targeting Mac OS X.
The anti-virus researchers at Kaspersky say the file covers numerous variants of the Trojans but that Apple has not expanded the signature base to cover recent viruses targeting Mac OS X.
Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s anti-malware blocker scans files downloaded with Safari, Firefox and other web browsers as well as Mail, iChat and Entourage.
Updates to the OS X Snow Leopard anti-malware function would usually released via the operating system’s Software Update facility but none have been released in the past few months.
If you’re thinking of upgrading to Mac OS X Snow Leopard, try our full OS X Snow Leopard review.
Out now | £xxx | Apple (via Threat Post)

Mac OS X Snow LeopardApple’s Mac OS X Snow Leopard malware blocker has not been updated for months, according to claims posted by a security website. Does a lack of update definitions mean OS X Snow Leopard is in danger?

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Sony VAIO X gets hackintoshed

Sony VAIO X The Sony VAIO X teeny tiny laptop has been given the hackintosh treatment and loaded up with Apple’s OS. This time though, it’s the latest version, Snow Leopard.

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OS-X-DonglesWhen we reported on Monday that all the major mobile networks were struggling to get their mobile broadband dongles working with Macs running OS X Snow Leopard only two of the big players offered a fix.

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OS-X-Dongles-rightsTried all the fixes? Exhausted your patience and still can’t get your mobile broadband dongle working with your Snow Leopard-toting Mac? Don’t despair. We’ve been speaking to the people in the know about how you can sidestep your contract and avoid forking out a monthly fee for something that simply won’t work.

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Lunchtime LowdownThe week’s only just begun, but the news is pouring on in already. Want to know what’s been going on in tech? Catch up with all the breaking stories of the past few hours in your lunchtime lowdown right here!

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