Apple Says OS X Vulnerable to Security Breach

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Apple Computer Inc., long considered to be relatively immune to the security holes and viruses that plague longtime rival Microsoft Corp.'s Windows, said on Friday a security hole in its software leaves users' computers vulnerable to attack.

Apple, warning of a rare security hole in the company's OS X operating system for the second time this month, said in a release that a "theoretical vulnerability" in an application used to get help while browsing the Web could expose users to a malicious software code.

The specific nature of the security hole, such as whether it makes the computer vulnerable to outsiders or allows virus-like code to enter the operating system, was not made clear. Cupertino, California-based Apple's officials declined to provide specific comment beyond the release.

Mac, and its legion of enthusiastic users, have long touted the benefits of owning Apple's Macintosh personal computer, such as its ease of use and immunity from the computer viruses that plague users of PCs running Microsoft's Windows operating system.

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