2008 Macworld Keynote

Here we go again… today Steve Jobs got on stage and talked about four new things apple users must have. Ars Technica, Engadget, and Tom’s Guide all provided good live keynote coverage, so I wont go into everything Steve talked about.

The new great product that he unveiled was the manila envelope … erm. MacBook Air! It certainly looks sexy as its very slim and sleek, but how would one use it? The only network connection it has is 802.11n. There is no EVDO or ethernet port, but there is usb; so one could say buy a dongle. But still, who is the target for this device? I think it could be a nice companion computer for apple shops. But for a main computer, I am not so sure. What do you think? How would you use this device if you were to obtain one?

The rest of my pictures can be found on flickr.

Update: The keynote can now be viewed at here.

Free MacWorld Expo Platinum Pass

Kurt did it again this year. He was able to crack the MD5 codes on the Macworld Expo registration page to get a platinum pass for free!

Last year when he discovered the flaw, he notified IDG about it, and they fixed the issue at that time. We figured it would be completely fixed this year, but all they did was change the code schema. Instead of a 6 character length code, it was 8 characters this year. But all the codes started with 08, so really it was still a 6 character brute force attempt. At least they mixed in numbers this time.

When will companies start taking security seriously? How many times do we need to tell someone they are at risk before they act on it? Too bad TruTV’s show “Tiger Team” is canceled. I thought they showed a decent mix of physical and cyber security issues. Maybe Fortify’s upcoming documentary movie “The New Face of Cybercrime” will give the corporate world a shock.