Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Oct 2006 20:59 UTC
Mac OS X "Apple computers have long been prized for being relatively virus-free. But as more people use Apple products, experts say the company is increasingly becoming a target for cyber pranksters and criminals writing viruses and other forms of malware. Oliver Friedrichs, director of security response at Symantec, a leading anti-virus software vendor, said 72 vulnerabilities were discovered in the Mac's OS X operating system in 2006, up from 19 in 2004." Please consider the source, though.
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RE[5]: This is like
by bytecoder on Wed 25th Oct 2006 21:42 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: This is like"
bytecoder
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I have a hard time understanding this sentence.
If you mean that only certain document should be able to be modified by certain programs, well, that's one way to do it. Not a way that I think is practically usefull or feasable but one way nonetheless.

What's hard to understand about it? If I have a program and I want to open a single file with it, why should it be allowed to modify any other file? In any event, this method is far more practical than what you're suggesting: how does one "authorize" a program? How can the authorizer be sure that said program isn't malicious in any way? In short: they can't.

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