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Old 05-14-06, 12:23 PM   #1
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Mac OS X users, and Quicktime users on Mac or PC: security patches available.

Mac OS X users can get the important 2006-003 security patch from here, for both PowerPC and Intel Macs: http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ Or you can use the Apple Software Update feature.

QuickTime also has some security vulnerabilties that are fixed with the QuickTime 7.1 update. Both Mac OS X users and Windows users, click here for the standalone QuickTime 7.1 installer.

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Security patch??? I thought Mac's were invincible? Say it ain't so!
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If I could name 1 mac vernability for every 10 on windows... but is is proably more like 100:1...
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About every two weeks there's one, where you been?
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When I was in charge of updating our iMac I downloaded 100+ MB of updates for the Mac every single month, minimum. I swear to god it was like it was illegal to ship an update that was under 10mb. I think within the first 2 months I had already downloaded a CD's worth of installations,
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When I was in charge of updating our iMac I downloaded 100+ MB of updates for the Mac every single month, minimum. I swear to god it was like it was illegal to ship an update that was under 10mb. I think within the first 2 months I had already downloaded a CD's worth of installations,

I think when I finally bought 10.3 the OS was up to 10.3.5(or something) and I was downloading 100's of MB's. Then I downloaded SP2 for my wife's computer but the first install crapped out and I had to do it all over again. Not a happy camper.

I like the fact that Apple makes the updates available on a timely basis and the fact that I can ignore the updates I don't want. I still remember when you had to go to the computer store to get updates on floppies. Back then, you could get the entire OS on a floppy. Good times.
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I think when I finally bought 10.3 the OS was up to 10.3.5(or something) and I was downloading 100's of MB's. Then I downloaded SP2 for my wife's computer but the first install crapped out and I had to do it all over again. Not a happy camper.

I like the fact that Apple makes the updates available on a timely basis and the fact that I can ignore the updates I don't want. I still remember when you had to go to the computer store to get updates on floppies. Back then, you could get the entire OS on a floppy. Good times.
You can ignore the updates you want?
I don't ever recall seing that option in the Apple Updater application I used. I like the option on Windows Update alot. I have a server that craps out on a certain security update and I don't ever want it to install (and it auto installed itself 3 times in a 1 week period and every time it jacked everything up) so being able to hide updates is extremely useful.
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The reason I posted this time, is that there's a set of vulnerabilies that appear to be relatively easy to exploit: http://secunia.com/advisories/19686/ Remember me yammering on & on about the WMF Exploit for Windows? This one is sort of analogous, and the bad guys have known about it for a whle. So patching to immunize against it it seemed worth a special mention
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You can ignore the updates you want?
I don't ever recall seing that option in the Apple Updater application I used. I like the option on Windows Update alot. I have a server that craps out on a certain security update and I don't ever want it to install (and it auto installed itself 3 times in a 1 week period and every time it jacked everything up) so being able to hide updates is extremely useful.

When the updates window comes up, there's a pull-down menu option "ignore update". Whichever updates you check will then not show up later. Updates for iSight, Garageband, etc. don't keep popping up every day. I believe you can even turn the update window off and not receive any notification at all.
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When the updates window comes up, there's a pull-down menu option "ignore update". Whichever updates you check will then not show up later. Updates for iSight, Garageband, etc. don't keep popping up every day. I believe you can even turn the update window off and not receive any notification at all.
Yeah. I have my server setup to auto install every week because it's kind of important. I don't and there have never ever been a critical update that would compromise the server in its secured state but I never take the chances. However that particular update craps out, so yeah I use that Ignore update function. For the desktop I'll usually just do it for the windows journal and etc crap that I never use and ends up putting annoying icons or files somewhere I don't want them. .
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