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Physical Fitness #2

Oh yeah, I ran again. Except this time I got to mile 1, didn't hurt. So I decided to keep going.

Got to mile 2, still didn't feel it. Got to Mile 3, still not tired, but I decided not to kill my legs, just in case, and cut it short at 3.25 miles. Felt pretty good, wasn't sore or anything, so good stuff. I'll just keep ramping it up just a little bit every time until I get back up to my comfortable distance.

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Physical Fitness #2

Oh yeah, I ran again. Except this time I got to mile 1, didn't hurt. So I decided to keep going.

Got to mile 2, still didn't feel it. Got to Mile 3, still not tired, but I decided not to kill my legs, just in case, and cut it short at 3.25 miles. Felt pretty good, wasn't sore or anything, so good stuff. I'll just keep ramping it up just a little bit every time until I get back up to my comfortable distance.

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A tale of Physical Fitness

Quick background -- I used to be in the Army. I joined the Army in 1997, and got out in 2003. In the Army we used to have this thing called a PFT, or Physical Fitness Test.

One of the events in the PFT was a 2 mile run. I was always pretty good at this event, as I am not a huge guy. My best time in the 2 mile run was 10 minutes 26 seconds. A pretty respectable time. But, that was about 8 years ago. I was pretty good at running and ran several 10k's, 5k's and even a marathon. (Honolulu Marathon 2000)

I recently had a friend of mine, who is NOTORIOUS for making outrageous claims, say he could beat me at a marathon. Well, seeing as how this dude weighs about 100 more lbs than me, and is almost a foot taller than me, I KNOW I can beat him. 100 bucks says I can.

So I went out yesterday, got me a new pair of running sneakers (which I haven't had in about 5 years -- not even a new pair, but a pair period) and a Nike+ module for my shoe. (You know, one of those things th…

A tale of Physical Fitness

Quick background -- I used to be in the Army. I joined the Army in 1997, and got out in 2003. In the Army we used to have this thing called a PFT, or Physical Fitness Test.

One of the events in the PFT was a 2 mile run. I was always pretty good at this event, as I am not a huge guy. My best time in the 2 mile run was 10 minutes 26 seconds. A pretty respectable time. But, that was about 8 years ago. I was pretty good at running and ran several 10k's, 5k's and even a marathon. (Honolulu Marathon 2000)

I recently had a friend of mine, who is NOTORIOUS for making outrageous claims, say he could beat me at a marathon. Well, seeing as how this dude weighs about 100 more lbs than me, and is almost a foot taller than me, I KNOW I can beat him. 100 bucks says I can.

So I went out yesterday, got me a new pair of running sneakers (which I haven't had in about 5 years -- not even a new pair, but a pair period) and a Nike+ module for my shoe. (You know, one of those things th…

Quicktime/iTunes DoS

I've received several emails from readers and reporters asking me if I am going to post anything about this QT/iTunes DoS vulnerability, and my opinion..etc.

I think it's a much ado about nothing. Okay, so QT or iTunes stops working. Uh. So? Really. So what. The programs stops. That's it. It's a media app.

Call me when this vulnerability is remotely exploitable. THEN i'll be interested.


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Quicktime/iTunes DoS

I've received several emails from readers and reporters asking me if I am going to post anything about this QT/iTunes DoS vulnerability, and my opinion..etc.

I think it's a much ado about nothing. Okay, so QT or iTunes stops working. Uh. So? Really. So what. The programs stops. That's it. It's a media app.

Call me when this vulnerability is remotely exploitable. THEN i'll be interested.


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OSX Update 10.5.5 and Security Update 2008-006

Just hitting the streets, as we speak, Apple released OSX update 10.5.5. Built into 10.5.5 is Security Update 2008-006, marking the 6th major security update of the year. So aside from the ton of updates in 10.5.5 for OSX Leopard, check out the below updates included with it.

Keep in mind that Security Update is not just for 10.5 (OSX Leopard), being that it is also available for 10.4, Desktop and Server releases.

This update releases updates to the following items:

ATS -- Apple Type Services -- CVE-2008-2305

BIND --

10.5 -- Updated to 9.4.2-P2

10.4.11 -- Updated to 9.3.5-P2

ClamAV -- Antivirus included with OSX Server

Updated to version 0.93.3.

CVE-2008-1100, CVE-2008-1387, CVE-2008-0314, CVE-2008-1833, CVE-2008-1835, CVE-2008-1836, CVE-2008-1837, CVE-2008-2713, CVE-2008-3215

Directory Services x2 -- (Something I found interesting -- Vulnerability reported by the "IT Department of the West Seneca Central School District". Not your usual reporter. Very nice) -- CVE-2008-2329

Finde…

OSX Update 10.5.5 and Security Update 2008-006

Just hitting the streets, as we speak, Apple released OSX update 10.5.5. Built into 10.5.5 is Security Update 2008-006, marking the 6th major security update of the year. So aside from the ton of updates in 10.5.5 for OSX Leopard, check out the below updates included with it.

Keep in mind that Security Update is not just for 10.5 (OSX Leopard), being that it is also available for 10.4, Desktop and Server releases.

This update releases updates to the following items:

ATS -- Apple Type Services -- CVE-2008-2305

BIND --

10.5 -- Updated to 9.4.2-P2

10.4.11 -- Updated to 9.3.5-P2

ClamAV -- Antivirus included with OSX Server

Updated to version 0.93.3.

CVE-2008-1100, CVE-2008-1387, CVE-2008-0314, CVE-2008-1833, CVE-2008-1835, CVE-2008-1836, CVE-2008-1837, CVE-2008-2713, CVE-2008-3215

Directory Services x2 -- (Something I found interesting -- Vulnerability reported by the "IT Department of the West Seneca Central School District". Not your usual reporter. Very nice) -- CVE-2008-2329

Finde…

iPhone 2.1 actually lists its updates?!

Very uncharacteristic for Apple, but the update screen for 2.1 actually lists its updates.
Wow.
Decrease in call set-up failures and call dropsSignificantly improved battery life for most useresDramatically reduced time to backup to iTunesImproved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and exchange accounts.Faster installation of 3rd party applications.Fixed bugs causing hangs and crashed if you have lots of 3rd party applicationsImproved performance in text messagingFaster loading and searching of contactsImproved accuracy of the 3G signal strength displayRepeat alert up to two additional time for incoming text messagesOption to wipe data after ten failed passcode attemptsGenius playlist creation.
Thanks for letting us know all these things Apple, please keep up the straightforwardness in updates!
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iPhone 2.1 is out, and here it is

iPhone v2.1
Application SandboxCVE-ID: CVE-2008-3631

Available for: iPhone v2.0 through v2.0.2

Impact: An application may be able to read another application's files

Description: The Application Sandbox does not properly enforce access restrictions between third-party applications. This may allow a third-party application to read files in another third-party application's sandbox, and lead to the disclosure of sensitive information. This update addresses the issue by enforcing the proper access restrictions between application sandboxes. Credit to Nicolas Seriot of Sen:te and Bryce Cogswell for reporting this issue. This issue does not affect iPhone versions prior to v2.0.

CoreGraphicsCVE-ID: CVE-2008-1806, CVE-2008-1807, CVE-2008-1808

Available for: iPhone v1.0 through v2.0.2

Impact: Multiple vulnerabilities in FreeType v2.3.5

Description: Multiple vulnerabilities exist in FreeType v2.3.5, the most serious of which may lead to arbitrary code execution when accessing maliciously craft…

iPhone 2.1 actually lists its updates?!

Very uncharacteristic for Apple, but the update screen for 2.1 actually lists its updates.
Wow.
Decrease in call set-up failures and call dropsSignificantly improved battery life for most useresDramatically reduced time to backup to iTunesImproved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and exchange accounts.Faster installation of 3rd party applications.Fixed bugs causing hangs and crashed if you have lots of 3rd party applicationsImproved performance in text messagingFaster loading and searching of contactsImproved accuracy of the 3G signal strength displayRepeat alert up to two additional time for incoming text messagesOption to wipe data after ten failed passcode attemptsGenius playlist creation.
Thanks for letting us know all these things Apple, please keep up the straightforwardness in updates!
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iPhone 2.1 is out, and here it is

iPhone v2.1
Application SandboxCVE-ID: CVE-2008-3631

Available for: iPhone v2.0 through v2.0.2

Impact: An application may be able to read another application's files

Description: The Application Sandbox does not properly enforce access restrictions between third-party applications. This may allow a third-party application to read files in another third-party application's sandbox, and lead to the disclosure of sensitive information. This update addresses the issue by enforcing the proper access restrictions between application sandboxes. Credit to Nicolas Seriot of Sen:te and Bryce Cogswell for reporting this issue. This issue does not affect iPhone versions prior to v2.0.

CoreGraphicsCVE-ID: CVE-2008-1806, CVE-2008-1807, CVE-2008-1808

Available for: iPhone v1.0 through v2.0.2

Impact: Multiple vulnerabilities in FreeType v2.3.5

Description: Multiple vulnerabilities exist in FreeType v2.3.5, the most serious of which may lead to arbitrary code execution when accessing maliciously craft…

Wow, Um, So hey, how you doing?

Haven't Blogged in awhile, I've been working on some other stuff as well over at dearcupertino.com.
For those of you that haven't seen, here's a bit of mac news, Apple released iTunes 8, a new set of iPod Nano's (going back to the more vertical shape), updated and dropped the price on the iPod Touch, as well as refreshing the iPod Classic line.
Basically, for the holiday shopping season. Good stuff.
They also released an update to the iPod Touch software (2.1), and it has some nifty features in it (like the Genius feature from iTunes 8.0). Reports are also, that it is faster. The iPhone update 2.1 is supposed to hit today, so I might blog again with some updates about that.
Otherwise, for those who know me, and know that i have been on a single customer site for the past year+, I have 12 days left (including weekends.)
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