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Massive Mac OS X Update Shatters Illusion of Security

Perhaps you've heard that the Apple Mac OS X operating system is simply more secure by design and not prone to the security flaws and vulnerabilities that plague the dominant Microsoft Windows operating system? Well, don't believe the hype. Apple unleashed an update for Mac OS X this week which fixes a massive 134 vulnerabilities.

To put that in perspective, Microsoft had a record breaking month with the October Patch Tuesday--when it fixed 49 vulnerabilities. October and November combined, Microsoft only fixed 60 flaws. To surpass 134 vulnerabilities, you have to combine six months' worth of Patch Tuesdays--from June through November. And, in fairness to Microsoft, Patch Tuesdays address a variety of applications such as Microsoft Office programs, SQL Server, Exchange Server, etc. that are outside of the Windows operating system itself.

Posted by Massive attack of the numerology nerves seen in media... at November 11, 2010 06:18 PM
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