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Apple anticipated to release a security update

updated 04:35 pm EST, Thu December 18, 2003

Security update expected

Apple is set to release a , according to CNET News.com. This comes from a company representative who stated the update would be available later today.




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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    stupid question time

    why exactly wouldn't they have made a security update part of the system update. I've downloaded 5 different updates in the past 24 hours.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    macnn...shame

    this isn't news until it happens

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    heh





    all i gots to says


  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    stupid question, alright

    They didn't shoehorn this into the big 10.3.2 update because that would mean quite a bit of testing to make sure it didn't break anything else, thus delaying the update.

    In cases like this, releasing two separate updates can happen faster than releasing one combined update.

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    I've put more security..

    ...updates into my mac lately than my XP PC... Hmmm...

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    True,

    but have you ever had any kind of security related problem with any machine running OS X? I'll take patches for security nonevents any day.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    10.3.2 Hosed Mail...

    First email message I sent out of Mail, it locked up, couldn't even force-quit the app. Now, I have to reboot, I can run mail for a few minutes, but on the reply or new message I start working on, it gives me the spinning rainbow CD of death.

    Most other applications *sort of* work, but my network connection is totally toast.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    I'm sorry.

    I was a Windows user and switched last year.
    It seems I brought my Windows problems to all the Mac users!

    I'm sorry.
    Well, not really, my Mac is awesome and has yet to cause me problems... knock'en on wood now.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Hosed mail

    Get Eudora. Apple Mail is g**.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Wait a minute, folks

    Before you all go comparing the recent news items about OS X security to anything Microsoft puts out, you should read this great article from The Register:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/34554.html

    Although a little light on details, it paints a fair picture of the true state of affairs. There is simply no way you can compare Microsoft security to the way Apple has implemented Unix security with OS X.

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