Third vulnerability found in Mac OS X

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 22 2006 @ 23:36 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Symantec reports a third vulnerability has been found in Apple's Mac OS X operating system. The critical flaw affects Safari and it's the third vulnerability found in less than a week.
Discovered by Michael Lehn, a graduate student and research assistant at the University of Ulm in southern Germany, the flaw affects Apple's Safari Web browser and could allow attackers to disable a Mac computer after tricking users into accessing a phony Internet site containing malicious code.

Apple has confirmed that it is aware of the problem and has indicated that it is working on a fix "so that this doesn't become something that could affect customers."
More details can be read over here.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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