p2pnet.net news:- The Month of the Apple Bugs is still bugging Apple.
It’s posted four security updates to fix security holes the project found in Mac OS X and iChat, says CNET News.
“Two of the flaws could allow an attacker to execute code on an unpatched system, Apple said,” the story states, adding:.
“Apple noted that proof-of-concepts for the flaws were posted on the Month of Apple Bugs Web site. But it doesn’t appear that attack code has surfaced using the concepts outlined by the project. Apple has fixed several flaws identified during the course of January by the project, but some remain open.”
In December, “I hate to be the one to bring down fire and brimstone from Apple users upon my head, but I must venture under the torrid sky for a few moments,” posted Ryan Carter on DownloadSquad, going on:
Through some carefully placed corporate propaganda in no small number of places, Apple has tried (rather successfully) to convince its users that Mac OS is impervious and invincible, while the company we love to hate (Microsoft) continues to wallow in its own filth and bug-infested software. Apple has been painting a very pretty picture of late, but their rose-colored glasses may start to turn a shade of orangish-pink come 2007. In January, two security researchers plan to reveal a bug in OS X or in an OS X application every day of the month that has previously been undocumented. Now, before you all put on the spandex suits and burn this blog down with your flame-throwers, this is honestly a good thing for Apple and Mac users lovers everywhere. My tiny little point here is that Macs are NOT perfect, and that Apple is over-selling the idea just a bit too much.
Go here for the latest patches.
CNET News – Apple plugs four security holes, February 15, 2005
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