June 18, 2015
The security issue of the week has arrived, and, quelle surprise, it’s attracted a funky name already.
The researchers who wrote it up tried to call it XARA, not least because then they got to call their XARA detection tool by the name XAVUS. (Geddit? Pronounce “X” in the American style, as if it were “Z”, and make the “A” into a long vowel, not short, and all will be clear.)
But the vulnerabilities they found were part of Apple’s OS X and iOS operating system, so our friends over at The Register were having none of XARA.