Can the MacBooks go the distance?


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Read a pretty good point on Macrumors.com

... if this is a WebKit bug, claiming the 'Macintosh' or 'OS X' has been exploited because of a bug in the browser engine is just as silly as claiming Linux has been exploited because Firefox has a vulnerability.
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Is it really so silly? Safari is made by Apple, comes with all Apple computers, and is one of the most popular programs for the platform. The program is designed to wander the Internet, so the avenue of infection is a rather likely one. And speaking of Linux, there is a chance that this bug was carried over from the KHTML core, which could mean the vulnerability exists in Konqueror as well. That could mean a KDE exploit, which is used by a very significant portion of the Linux crowd.

Claiming the WebKit bug is a Mac OS X exploit is no more silly than claiming that an MSHTML exploit is a vulnerability in Windows.

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Claiming the WebKit bug is a Mac OS X exploit is no more silly than claiming that an MSHTML exploit is a vulnerability in Windows.

Zing!

That's a good point.

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I think they needed Safari (the issue is in Safari, right?) and Mail (a user had to click a link in an email, right?) or something, so the no program running... I don't believe it.

Will they try to break it again another way or if it's over now?

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