Stories by John Cox

Developer accidentally triggers iPhone tethering in 3.0 beta

A programmer "hacking around" with the beta release of the just-announced iPhone 3.0 operating system has stumbled upon the feature that lets a notebook connect to the iPhone and share its Internet connection. He just can't remember how.

New online community launches for embedded Linux developers

It probably won't be "Facebook for Linux" but a Web site launching Tuesday is intended to create an online community specifically for Linux programmers who focus on embedded applications such as mobile devices, set-top boxes, industrial controls and everything apart from servers and PCs.

Mobile browsers bring new security headaches

The new generation of mobile Web browsers is going to introduce for enterprise IT departments a rash of security challenges. The good news is that many of those challenges are familiar ones, from desktop browsers.

LiMo's Linux-based mobile OS stack makes gains

A flock of new mobile devices unveiled this week at Mobile World Congress are part of the trend toward Linux-powered mobility, incorporating the open-source software stack from the LiMo Foundation.

Cisco warns of four WLAN controller vulnerabilities

Cisco Wednesday issued a security alert warning of a quartet of vulnerabilities affecting all of its wireless LAN controllers, including the Catalyst 6500 and 7600 wireless modules, with software version 4.2 or higher.

Is Apple opening iPhone to new browsers?

Apple may be loosening restrictions that have so far blocked Web browsers save its own Safari from the iPhone, according to a number of Web news sites. But at least some of the newly approved applications appear to be Safari plug-ins, rather than true alternative browsers.

Police in India sweep for unsecured Wi-Fi networks

The Mumbai, India, police have launched their previously announced plan to secure Wi-Fi networks. A team of police is using a battery of devices to systematically identify and eliminate unsecured Wi-Fi networks in the wake of last year's attacks, where terrorists used the Internet and other communications networks.

Who is Apple's stand-in CEO Tim Cook?

Who is Apple's low-profile COO Tim Cook who is to stand in for Steve Jobs while he takes a leave of absence due to his health? Fortune did a profile of Cook last fall, when rumors where still swirling about Jobs' medical problems, in light of his thinness and paleness.

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