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Thats right boys and girls, Mac's also have problems!

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Apple has updates out for security problems in WebCore—Mac OS X's HTML layout engine—and WebKit, the application framework that serves as an underpinning for Apple's Safari browser as well as many other Mac applications.

Security Update 2007-006 takes care of an HTTP injection bug that occurs in WebCore's XMLHttpRequest when it's serializing headers into an HTTP request. The vulnerability can lead to cross-site scripting attacks if a victim is be lured to a maliciously crafted site...
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2150857,00.asp
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Dare I make a sex joke? I think not.

Least they get to them relatively quickly...:\\
Other than that, I still laugh at them.
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Dare I make a sex joke? I think not.

Least they get to them relatively quickly...:\\
Other than that, I still laugh at them.
please don't
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They are quick to it non-the-less....

I don't even know what to say honestly..
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So? Who cares if they make mistakes...at least they fix them quickly...Plus, this is one of those things that doesn't happen very often. It's like a freak occurrence...

Oh, and uh....you only notice problems, because there's so much integrated into OS X...

They make all the software, and runtime environment junk...so they have to patch everything...in case you didn't know, webcore is only a "module" or OS X...
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Of course they have 'fewer' holes, they have much fewer users, hackers are smart people, hence are much less likely to take time to hack into a minority market...

If OS X was the majority OS it would have 'more' holes than Windows, and that is a fact (even though I can't prove it... it's at least common sense).
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More proof Apple regularly lies.
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Of course they have 'fewer' holes, they have much fewer users, hackers are smart people, hence are much less likely to take time to hack into a minority market...

If OS X was the majority OS it would have 'more' holes than Windows, and that is a fact (even though I can't prove it... it's at least common sense).
Holes are not made...they are "left".

More hackers don't make more holes....crappy programmers, and limitations of software make more holes.
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Holes are not made...they are "left".

More hackers don't make more holes....crappy programmers, and limitations of software make more holes.
If you have ever written any programs of considerable size, you have a lot of holes - any programmer that thinks otherwise is just kidding themselves. There is no such thing as a bugless program (sans very small programs - but even then, it is impossible to prove it).

I know they are not made - I never said they were at all, not sure where you got that; holes are uncovered... so more hackers uncover more holes. Do you think you can write multiple-millions of lines of code and not have a considerable amount of holes? Whether or not those holes are ever found/exploited is another story.
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If you have ever written any programs of considerable size, you have a lot of holes - any programmer that thinks otherwise is just kidding themselves. There is no such thing as a bugless program (sans very small programs - but even then, it is impossible to prove it).

I know they are not made - I never said they were at all, not sure where you got that; holes are uncovered... so more hackers uncover more holes. Do you think you can write multiple-millions of lines of code and not have a considerable amount of holes? Whether or not those holes are ever found/exploited is another story.
Ok we just misunderstood each other then...

I will say that OS X has less holes than XP, though...I mean...due to its UNIX base...there are simply things that it can do security wise that don't happen with Windows...permissions, and priveleges keep any major changes from going on without your consent..which helps...

I'm not saying it's bulletproof...cause I know it's not...but it's the lesser of the two evils, even if there was people all around the world trying to crack it...
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