Latest on OS X research

Tom Ferris, noted security researcher, has listed a series of new bugs to come out for OS X. it’s an interesting mixture of bugs which consists of mostly Heap Overflows. This is scary for those who would like to think that their OS X machine is 100% safe from malware. The media doesn’t always help with alarmist reactions and Apple doesn’t help much with it’s defensive posture. The truth, as is almost always the case, lies in the parallax of the two sources. OS X has received a lot more attention these days and thus more bugs have been found. While the technical underpinnings of OS X *are* in fact more solid then Windows it doesn’t mean that the OS is “virus free” or “immune from hackers/crackers/etc”.

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