Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Feb 2006 17:59 UTC
Mac OS X "[Last week], we reported on a Trojan horse for Mac OS X that is just like the entry for Earth in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in that it is mostly harmless. A new vulnerability targeted at Apple's home-grown web browser, Safari, is another matter entirely. A German security firm appears to have been the first to discover the Safari flaw, which allows for shell scripts to be executed after clicking a link."
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RE[3]: Reality strikes back
by evangs on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 08:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Reality strikes back"
evangs
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2005-07-07

It just seems from an outsider's point of view that windows seems to be getting lesser press these days with regards to security threats.

You do realize it's far more exciting to report about a Mac OS X flaw than it is to report on a Windows flaw? For years we've been hearing about Windows security flaws, reporting on it regularly is like saying it rains in Blackpool. Contrast that with security flaws on OS X, which has always been touted as being superior to Windows XP.

Tell ya what, why not get a PC and use XP for a while. You'll see how the grass isn't really greener on the other side.

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