Yet another security update

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Jays, Aug 3, 2002.

  1. Jays macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2002
    Location:
    Earth
    #1
    well apple has posted yet another security update , rush to your Software Update panel.
     
  2. Nipsy macrumors 65816

    Nipsy

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2002
    #2
    I, for one, am thrilled at the regularity (dare I say monotony) of Security Updates.

    As Apple users, we are seldom faced with the vulnerabilities that plague our less enlightened friends who use that other OS, yet we are still being deluged with Security Updates. This means that Apple is taking a proactive stance about our data, our bandwidth, our machines, and their image.

    I would much rather see an OS which is seldom (if ever) brougt down by malicious exploits issue Security Updates before those exploit become commonly known. BSD is famous for being vault like. OSX seems to be keeping up the tradition.

    Thank god its not like the other side of the fence, when the 'Critical Update' is released weeks after your data is compromised!
     
  3. mac15 macrumors 68040

    mac15

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2001
    Location:
    Sydney
    #3
    scurity is nice, but who has ever had a virus on a mac, maybew this update might be for webservers, but its not really a big thing anymore
     
  4. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2002
    #4
    My father got a virus on his newly purchased iMac G3 a while back, to answer your question.

    >(Nipsy)Thank god its not like the other side of the fence, when the 'Critical Update' is released weeks after your data is compromised!

    I think that the other side of the fence has barbed wire traps, so you have to wear gloves to save your data there. :p :D
     
  5. vitruvius macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2002
    Location:
    Caracas, Venezuela
    #5
    i guess now that MacOs is UNIX based your Mac is open to a new world of hacking posibilities, UNIX hackers are probably more twisted minded :rolleyes:
     
  6. jaykk macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2002
    Location:
    CA
    #6
    Apple's is heading towards most secure Unix

    well said, vitruvius. But Apple is constantly improving security in Mac OS X, so I guess Mac OS X is going to be the most secure Unix OS ever .
     

Share This Page