Apple patches vulnerability in Safari

Apple Computer Inc. issued an update on Friday to fix a reported security hole in its Safari Web Browser. The venerability, which was classified as "Extremely Critical" by security firm Secunia, allowed the execution of malicious code on the users computer. "Apple takes security very seriously and works quickly to address potential threats as we learn of them -- in this case, before there was any actual risk to our customers," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, in a statement. "While no operating system can be completely immune from all security issues, Mac OS X's UNIX-based architecture has so far turned out to be much better than most." The vulnerability, which has been confirmed using Safari 1.2.1 (v125.1) and Internet Explorer 5.2, made it "possible to place arbitrary files in a known location, including script files, on a user's system if the Safari browser has been configured to ("Open "safe" files after download") (default behavior) by asking a user to download a ".dmg" (disk image) file," according to Secunia's advisory. Source: MacCentral
I stick my tong out at all those people that says Apple does not act fast for security updates. Those who run OS X, and actually use the Software Update feature, know that Apple release security updates when they are needed. I prefer the "when needed" philosophy over the "once a month" approach that Windows has been using lately (with the exception of the holiday season, of course).

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Shecky Doodle:

Dude, What's a tong?

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