Third Vulnerability Hits Apple

Security experts on Tuesday announced the discovery of another vulnerability in Apple’s Mac OS X computer operating system—the third security problem in six days.

The flaw comes on the heels of discussion last week about the platform becoming a bigger target for hackers and authors of malicious software, and raises questions about security awareness among Mac users.

The vulnerability, discovered by Michael Lehn of the University of Ulm in southern Germany, affects Apple’s Safari web browser. Current versions of the program include a feature that automatically opens so-called “safe” files—photos, movies, and compressed data, which can be exploited by those with malicious intentions. RED HERRING | Third Vulnerability Hits Apple

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 21st February 2006 9:21PM