Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 22:51 UTC
Mac OS X "Apple has now released Mac OS X 10.6.8, the eighth maintenance update for Snow Leopard, via Software Update. The update offers a number of fixes implemented since the release of Mac OS X 10.6.7 in late March."
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Re: FUD
by 3rdalbum on Sat 25th Jun 2011 07:18 UTC
3rdalbum
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2008-05-26

"Entering a password with three letter A's causes the user's privileges to escalate" was a joke.

The printer catching fire was a joke.

Guests being able to use cron was not a joke.

Non-root users being able to gain root by using the Apple menu in a setuid root program sounds like a joke, but is not.

My post was rather positive, and not at all FUD - I said that Apple seems to be taking security design seriously nowadays, because there are none of those "sounds like a joke but is not" security flaws that have occurred in Apple software in the past.

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