Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Apr 2006 22:08 UTC
Mac OS X Secunia said there are potential vulnerabilities in the Mac OS X operating system, first noticed by Tom Ferris. The firm described the holes as 'highly critical', meaning that systems could be compromised if crooks dive in. Secunia said the potential holes are in version 10.4.6, but other versions might be affected too.
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*sigh*
by Tom K on Fri 21st Apr 2006 22:23 UTC
Tom K
Member since:
2005-07-06

This is indeed unfortunate, and as always, I'm sure everyone hopes that these vulnerabilities will be fixed soon.

But please let's not start another OS X vs. Linux vs. Windows security debate, or how because OS X is gaining popularity more of this kind of thing will start popping up. We all know. There's no need to state that the sky is blue.

That said, OS X >>> Linux/Windows. :-)

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RE: *sigh*
by Chicken Blood on Fri 21st Apr 2006 22:28 in reply to "*sigh*"
Chicken Blood Member since:
2005-12-21

Because OS X is gaining popularity more of this kind of thing will start popping up.

Also, the sky is blue.

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RE[2]: *sigh*
by kamper on Sat 22nd Apr 2006 00:01 in reply to "RE: *sigh*"
kamper Member since:
2005-08-20

Also, the sky is blue.

I concur. The sky is most definitely blue over here.

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RE[2]: *sigh*
by protagonist on Sat 22nd Apr 2006 00:54 in reply to "RE: *sigh*"
protagonist Member since:
2005-07-06

"Also, the sky is blue."

You, obviously, do not live on the Oregon coast. :-)

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RE[3]: *sigh*
by Duffman on Sat 22nd Apr 2006 07:17 in reply to "RE: *sigh*"
Duffman Member since:
2005-11-23

"Because OS X is gaining popularity more of this kind of thing will start popping up. "

Just as Linux.

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RE[2]: *sigh*
by MediaSex on Sun 23rd Apr 2006 02:06 in reply to "RE: *sigh*"
MediaSex Member since:
2006-02-08

"Because OS X is gaining popularity more of this kind of thing will start popping up. "

How is it possible for someone to post something so idiotic???

Forget the stupidity of what you are suggesting, OS X ISN'T getting more popular outside of a few sub-percentage points.

And do you realize that you a claiming that code written over the past decade in OS X is going to MAGICALLY start to developing security problems due to more people using OS X???

Shame on you for littering the Net with stupidity. And shame on you for parroting the Microsoft Security Nightmare Damage Control Meme.

Why Windows is riddled to its very foundation with security problems is utterly manifest compared to OS X, Linux, and other operating systems. And it has absolutely nothing to do with 'popularity'.

There is a sad and desperate need in the Windows world for OS X to be seen as just riddled to the core with exploits as Windows. I guess after a decade of being the joke of the computing world over security Windows users have developed a bitter desire to lash out with a schoolyard type "You Are Too!!!" respone to computer security.

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RE: *sigh*
by raver31 on Sat 22nd Apr 2006 09:08 in reply to "*sigh*"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

Emm, in reality, the sky is BLACK. You only see light being refracted through particles in the atmosphere.
Blue light bends more than other colours in the spectrum, so therefore you perceive that the sky is blue.

BTW, there is an interesting twist to this. When the two Mars rovers sent back their first pictures from MArs surface, NASA falsely coloured the sky reddish/pink, from its natural blue, as they believed the general population thought the sky should be red.

In reality, all planetary objects with a dense enough atmosphere will have "blue" skies

Emm..... when in reality, they will all be black

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RE[2]: *sigh*
by Tom K on Sat 22nd Apr 2006 15:50 in reply to "RE: *sigh*"
Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

No, in reality, the sky is blue, and you even explained why.

sky |sk?| noun (pl. skies) (often the sky) the region of the atmosphere and outer space seen from the earth

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