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See All Your Books in iBooks

The iBooks app for iOS lets you assign your books to different collections, but does not have any obvious way for you to see all of your books, regardless of the collection you have put them in. There is, however, a workaround that can show you just about all of your books at once: reveal the search field at the top of any collection in iBooks and type a single space into that field.

With this search, iBooks lists all of the books that have a space either in the title of the book or in the author's name. Other than the rare book that has a one-word title and a single-name author, you end up with a list of all of your books.

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Michael E. Cohen

 
 

Security Update Patches Apple Remote Desktop

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Security Update Patches Apple Remote Desktop -- Apple has released Security Update 2004-10-27, a patch to Apple Remote Desktop Client 1.2.4 that prevents a remote user from starting an application behind the login window, which would allow the application to run as root. The vulnerability exists on Mac OS X 10.3 systems with Apple Remote Desktop Client 1.2.4 installed and Fast User Switching enabled. On an unpatched system that has a user logged in, but the login window visible via Fast User Switching, an Apple Remote Desktop user with privileges to do so can start an application, which would run as root. (The vulnerability requires that the Remote Desktop user have a valid username and password to access the system; it does not expose the machine to unauthorized use.)

<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html? artnum=61798>

The 832K download, available through Software Update or the Apple Downloads page, only applies to Mac OS X 10.3 and later operating systems, and isn't needed if Apple Remote Desktop has already been upgraded to version 2.1. [MHA]

<http://www.apple.com/support/downloads// securityupdate20041027ard.html>

 

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