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Official warning on Mac code bug

Discussion in 'News' started by simongrahamuk, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. simongrahamuk
    Honorary Member

    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Official warning on Mac code bug



    The federal US computer security watchdog has issued a warning about a bug in Apple's OS X operating system.
    The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US Cert) issued the alert after security researchers produced code that could exploit the DMG bug.

    The flaw involves the way OS X handles disk images and could be used to crash or take over a vulnerable machine.

    So far the DMG bug has only been shown to work under laboratory conditions and has not been seen in the wild.

    The DMG bug came to light during a month-long project run by the Info-Pull research group that aimed to find one "kernel" bug a day. The kernel is the heart of an operating system.


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    1. Bluerinse
      Bluerinse
      Thanks for letting us know that Mac's are not immune to everything Simon.

      Whilst I am on the subject. It would be great, now that you have owned one for a while, if you could give us a personal review of it. You know, stuff like speed, graphics, interoperability, bundled software. How well it runs OSX in comparison to Vista, ease of networking and which is more impressive from a users perspective etc.
    2. Mr.Cheeks
      Mr.Cheeks
      i agree with whatshisname... if you give us your personal, unbiased review, we'll give you a Blue Peter Badge...

      ah ha! thats his name, Pete, BlueRinse!
    3. Bluerinse
      Bluerinse
      Somebody stop him :biggrin
    4. Mr.Cheeks
      Mr.Cheeks
      here you go Si, as promised!

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    5. simongrahamuk
      simongrahamuk
      :oops: Aww shucks you shouldn't have! :oops:

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