RetrogradeMotion writes "The OSx86 Project is reporting on a hidden
message to hackers in Apple's new MacBook Pro. The new Intel-based OS X contains
a file named 'Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext' and is accompanied by the message,
'The purpose of this Apple software is to protect Apple copyrighted materials
from unauthorized copying and use.' The file is not present in either the
PowerPC version of OS X or the Intel version shipped to developers last year.
While Apple has sent messages
to hackers before, is this a tounge-in-cheek introduction to the anticipated (and hated) Trusted Platform Module? Is locking down OS X a strategic necessity or a missed opportunity?"
Obviously a big maybe here, but a good story just the same.