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mechBgon 05-14-06 12:23 PM

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.

Jerseysbest 05-14-06 01:44 PM

Security patch??? I thought Mac's were invincible? Say it ain't so!

mechBgon 05-14-06 02:02 PM


Originally Posted by Jerseysbest
Security patch??? I thought Mac's were invincible? Say it ain't so!

Darn, where's my 11-foot pole when I need one... ;)

my58vw 05-15-06 02:34 AM

If I could name 1 mac vernability for every 10 on windows... but is is proably more like 100:1...

bbattle 05-15-06 08:12 AM


Originally Posted by Jerseysbest
Security patch??? I thought Mac's were invincible? Say it ain't so!

About every two weeks there's one, where you been?

TexasGuy 05-15-06 08:15 AM

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,

bbattle 05-15-06 09:49 AM


Originally Posted by TexasGuy
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.:rolleyes:

TexasGuy 05-15-06 09:52 AM


Originally Posted by bbattle
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.:rolleyes:

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.

mechBgon 05-15-06 10:00 AM

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 :)

bbattle 05-15-06 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by TexasGuy
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.

TexasGuy 05-15-06 10:10 AM


Originally Posted by bbattle
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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