OurTunes allows music to be shared via Apples iTunes jukebox but swappers must be on the same local network. A group of anonymous programmers has released new software that allows music to be swapped via Apple's popular iTunes jukebox.
Like an older piece of software called MyTunes, the newly released OurTunes allows a person to browse complete iTunes libraries on other computers and download songs, either in MP3 or the AAC format preferred by Apple. Songs purchased from the iTunes music store and wrapped in Apple's copy-protection technology cannot be traded.
OurTunes works only among computers that share a network, however. That means that students or employees can swap songs on a local network, but cannot use it to browse computers on the Internet, as happens with file-trading programs such as Kazaa. Still, the software is likely to ring an alarm at Apple and among record company executives, who have waged war against file swapping since Napster's heyday.
Do-It-Yourself Phishing Kits Lead To More Scams
Do-it-yourself phishing kits are freely available on the Internet, a security firm said Thursday, and they will lead to more scams sent to online consumers.
?Until now, phishing attacks have been largely the work of organized crime gangs,? said Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at the U.K.-based security vendor Sophos.
?But the emergence of these 'build-your-own phish' kits mean that any old Tom, ****, or Harry can now mimic bona fide banking Web sites and convince customers to disclose sensitive information such as passwords, PIN numbers, and account details.?