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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This and THAT...
by Bobmeister on Sat 22nd Apr 2006 00:07 UTC
Bobmeister
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2005-07-06

Hi everyone...I looked at this with interest and agree with many of the comments above. I run Linux and Windows at home mostly...my brother is a MAC guy. I think that the comment that ALL complex code will have vulnerabilities is correct. If you try hard enough, holes will be found and exploitable.

So...I'm kind of getting to the point in my life where I don't care about the "wars" about which OS is better than that one or whatever...it's just in what you want it to do for you...some do things better than others, including security DEPENDING ON THE CONTEXT of the situation. I personally think that given intelligent computing by the user (something that is lacking a lot, addmittedly) that even Windows can be run in a pretty sucure manor. Linux even more so with SELinux or AppArmor in place. The MAC is a pretty well designed system too.

These kinds of things are good in that they increase the awareness that no matter WHAT kind of machine or setting you are in, you can be vulnerable. I would think that this is only the tip of the iceberg in the long run...that there will be many more weaknesses found in Windows, Linux and MAC. We need to learn to be intelligent (not paranoid) and protect our systems in whatever ways are the best for those environments.

I'm not sure if the "I'm Pissed" guy was trolling or not, but his viewpoint was extreme...

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