Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 26th Jan 2006 02:52 UTC
Mac OS X OS X contains unpatched security flaws of a type that were fixed on alternative operating systems more than a decade ago, according to a security researcher credited with finding numerous bugs in Apple's increasingly popular platform.
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RE: wtf?
by mikehearn on Fri 27th Jan 2006 01:21 UTC in reply to "wtf?"
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Oh, one thing I forgot to mention originally, fat binaries are IIRC not a feature of Mach-O specifically, rather they're a feature of the bundles system. You could easily implement fat binaries with ELF or PE, and in fact the ROX Desktop guys have done exactly that. I'm not entirely sure why they use Mach-O, it's not very good, but I suspect it's one of those bits that got pulled across in the NeXT code import and never got cleaned up.

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