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I'm not saying he didn't look them up, I'm just curious as to why all the "probably"'s!
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This is more of a hit on adobe and less on vista cause his can happen to linux and osx.
I'm pretty sure this isn't necessarily the case, the OSes are different enough that a security hole created in one by a third party app may not be made in the other.
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Even if the hint of sarcasm I am suspecting is there, thank you.
Nah, I wasn't really being sarcastic there.

But anyway, in each step, even if one laptop loses, the other two can still be attacked.

Example: In round 2, OSX was pwned, but they don't automatically move on to round 3. vista and Ubuntu are still up for grabs at that point. No one could get them through the 1st party apps, so THEN they decided to move on to round 3.
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agreed,
doesnt really show the integrity of the OS at all,
Yes it does. These applications were used as tools to take control of the OS. The OS itself should have protections towards these sort of things in the first place.
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Version2 should know! He's built an OS!
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Yes it does. These applications were used as tools to take control of the OS. The OS itself should have protections towards these sort of things in the first place.
that is true
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Version2 should know! He's built an OS!
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Version2 should know! He's built an OS!
Your sig should read "divided among 3 OSs." Between is a preposition used for two object, such as "between the two buildings." Among is use for 3 or more.

Grammar ftw

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Yes it does. These applications were used as tools to take control of the OS. The OS itself should have protections towards these sort of things in the first place.
It's really hard to say. That means the OS manufacturer (Apple, m$, Linux, etc.) has to do cleanup for all these 3rd parties. Yes, it's quite a task, I suppose.

But you got two sides to this:

1. The OS developer should safeguard against crappy 3rd party software.
2. The 3rd party software developers shouldn't be making crappy software!
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*cough* Thanks... I'll change it tomorrow... maybe.
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This thread is like season 2 of a very bad series...
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