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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I'm pissed
by JustAnotherMacUser on Fri 21st Apr 2006 23:12 UTC
JustAnotherMacUser
Member since:
2006-01-08

I love Apple, and have only bought their stuff over the years.

But I will not buy another Macintosh or any Apple device for myself, my friends or anyone until Apple has a proven track record of security once again.

These exploits are totally inexcusable. A few is ok because it's a brand new OS, but now we got over 75 or so and it's mounting fast just like Windows.

I'm wondering if Steve jobs is making good on this quote:

"If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it's worth -- and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago."
-- Fortune, Feb. 19, 1996


Sorry Steve and the nice folks at Apple, but you've pissed me off and it's my money. I will not pay for a expensive inferior operating system.

Just get it right by Leopard or else.

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RE: I'm pissed
by jamesrdorn on Fri 21st Apr 2006 23:28 in reply to "I'm pissed"
jamesrdorn Member since:
2005-07-27

Dude, it's time for you to move back to DOS.

As the post right below yours reads, there is ONLY 1 unpached exploit & it happends to be the one on this artical.

Maybe you should invest your money in Microsoft... I hear they started focusing on security a few years ago... Trusted Computing anyone?

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RE: I'm pissed
by rm6990 on Fri 21st Apr 2006 23:52 in reply to "I'm pissed"
rm6990 Member since:
2005-07-04

Just get it right by Leopard or else.

I'm sure Apple is quaking in their booties, and spending an extra billion on quadruple checking the code in their OS for fear of losing you as a customer, as we all know you are the only thing between profitability and bankruptcy for Apple.

Grow up, and get real. All code bases as complex as OS X (or Linux, Windows, BSD, etc) are going to have vulnerabilities. Get over it.

Oh, and by the way, you aren't important enough for any company, let alone Apple, to give two little shits about you. Quit being so high on yourself, and quit wasting my bandwidth with your stupid comments.

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RE: I'm pissed
by vimh on Fri 21st Apr 2006 23:52 in reply to "I'm pissed"
vimh Member since:
2006-02-04

Just get it right by Leopard or else.

I'm not a big mac fan and have never owned a mac but don't you think you're kind a jumping the gun here?

Suppose "exploits" such as these continue on the Mac. What will you do? Move to Windows? Not gonna get safer there. Move to a Linux or another BSD system? Might be worth looking into but their are exploits there as well.

Maybe you should just stick the the command line and use only text based browsers and mail clients. But even then, somebody just might get you.

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RE[2]: I'm pissed
by JustAnotherMacUser on Sat 22nd Apr 2006 01:12 in reply to "RE: I'm pissed"
JustAnotherMacUser Member since:
2006-01-08

I wasn't trying to troll, I have been a Mac user ever since they came out. I currently have over $14 thousand in Apple toys bought over the last few years for myself and friends/family. I'm sure the webmaster of this site can confirm my browser and monitor size (30")

It really peevees me that I worked hard to convince people Mac's were better, only to now get this "I thought Mac's were secure" crapola tossed in my face. I could explain away a few exploits, but now it's a deluge. I'm mad I got egg on my face and conned by Apple.

Now to those who say all operating systems have exploits, your right. But it's the amount and frequency that matter.

For instance OS 9 had very few after Apple took corrective action when they first stared appearing. But Mac OS X is supposed to be way more secure, and it's not. It's racking up exploits much like Windows is.

I give you these links as evidence

http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletinsByType/vndr_apple_bulletins.html

http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletinsByType/vndr_ms_bulletins.html

I just want a worry free computing enviroment, not to be glued to the internet trying to stay one step ahead of the bad guys.

That's why I bought a Mac and have stuck with the company all these years, if they can't deleiver then I might as well save money and buy a PC.

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RE[2]: I'm pissed
by xioztzu on Fri 21st Apr 2006 23:54 in reply to "I'm pissed"
xioztzu Member since:
2006-01-01

Troll... I bet this guy doesn't even own a Mac.

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RE[3]: I'm pissed
by ronaldst on Fri 21st Apr 2006 23:57 in reply to "RE[2]: I'm pissed"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

But he succeded at trolling. lol

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