Technology briefs

2013-02-16T00:00:00Z Technology briefsFrom Wire Reports From Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star
February 16, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Facebook targeted by hackers in Jan.

Facebook Inc. says it was the target of hackers, but no user information was compromised during the attack.

The social media giant said Friday on its security blog that the company discovered in January that its system had been targeted in a sophisticated attack. The attack occurred when a handful of the company's employees visited a developer's compromised website, which led to malware being installed on their laptops.

Facebook says it has found no evidence that user data was compromised.

Apple drops price of 13-inch MacBook

Apple says it has lowered the price of its 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops by $200 and updated its processors. It also launched new models with faster processors and more memory.

Apple Inc. said this week that the MacBook Pro with "Retina" display and 128 gigabytes of flash memory will now cost $1,499, down from $1,699. A new model with 256 gigabytes of flash will cost $1,699.

The 15-inch model has a faster processor and the same price.

Apple unveiled the new MacBook Pro models last fall. It has flash memory instead of the traditional hard drive, which makes it thinner and lighter.

Apple reported a surprising decline in Mac sales in the final quarter of 2012.

The Associated Press

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