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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RE[3]: I'm pissed
by Brad on Sat 22nd Apr 2006 01:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I'm pissed"
Brad
Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't know what to tell you. Only fanboys ever stated that OSX was perfect or immune to this. Everyone knows such things will happen, and everyone knows that as an OS grows, and its userbase grows the pressures on it grow. It also becomes something more heavily looked at for problems, and those who might use those flaws will be more tempted to act on them. To think anything else is foolish and just a form of denial.

I don't know how OS9 could be considered solid. It was one of the worst OS ever made. Just about anyone, mac users included would take win95/98 or linux over it. It didn't need a vulnerability to go down. It was afraid of itself.

That all said. OSX is still the most worry free platform out there. And so far nothing has happened to any level to be truly worried. All these have show is people should once and for all get it out of there heads that Macs are some how immune to this kind of thing. Also it will come down to the users in the end. For apple to make something that will be immune to such things, they would have to create something very user un-freindly. No one wants that, so there will always be a level of risk. Windows world isn't much different. Many/Most people use it with little issue. Many people use windows with no extra security measures and never have a single issue, they simply don't use foolish things.

You could cage off the woods to protect people from bears. But then you have ruined the view of the woods and stops you from enjoying it. You could also just let people be aware of the dangers of bears, and at the same time they get to enjoy nature freely with no cage. But if you have people who insist they should be able to walk anywheres in the woods and poke bears with sticks and have no issues, well there is very little you can do for those people.

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RE[4]: I'm pissed
by xioztzu on Sat 22nd Apr 2006 03:20 in reply to "RE[3]: I'm pissed"
xioztzu Member since:
2006-01-01

"...very little you can do for those people."

Except poor honey on them and release the bears. ;)

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