Apple releases security update for Leopard and Tiger
by, December 18th, 2007 at 11:49 AM
My software update window popped up last night notifying me of a security update available for my computer. According to Apple, the security update will provide added security for
- Core Foundation (Yes, I want a solid foundation)
- CUPS (I guess the previous cups caused drink leakage or something :p)
- Flash Player Plug-in
- Launch Services (Apparently NASA uses Macs)
- python (zuh?)
- Quick Look
- ruby (They must be making this stuff up)
- Samba (Isn't this a dance?)
- Shockwave Plug-in
- Spin Tracer (Sounds like a campy Batman villain)
Joking aside, Apple does an extremely good job of keeping Mac OS X secure. Without getting too technical, the code of Mac OS X sets the foundation of stellar security and thus, Mac OS X usually only needs a security update once a month. In fact, last night's security update was only the 9th security update this year.
Microsoft's operating systems, XP and Vista, are built on a poor code foundation which opens gaping security holes. It seems like Microsoft releases dozens of security updates every month and they don't even come close to closing all those breeches.
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