The latest version of Apple's Safari browser contains a critical bug that allows attackers to install malware on end user machines, security researchers have warned. The flaw in the way Safari handles parent windows can be exploited "to execute arbitrary code when a user visits a specially-crafted webpage and closes opened pop- …
"The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team" BooYaaahhh!
They really love this shit those yanks, don't they?
"The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team"
Sounds like something from a Tom Clancy novel.
*kssh*Good kill, Good kill, over*kshht*
Not only the yanks...
Since when are the yanks the only ones to have a CERT?
You really haven't heard of US-CERT before?
Did you just get a computer for your birthday, sonny?
You'll hear a lot more about them. Get ready.
The sky is falling.
But, but, but, there's no viruses on Apple stuff?
Everyone knows that.
Who said anything about viruses? Appart from you, that is.
RE: The sky is falling.
It's only been confirmed on the Windows version.
I'll bet I know why...
"Industry Standard" is probably the reason for this.
A browser with a security vulnerability? Who'd have thought it?
Noun: Holiday. Specifically one where you go somewhere exciting, see lots of interesting things and also quite probably catch something nasty. You may also get badly burned and regret it.
See also: Sun lotion, Montezuma's revenge.
Someone who scouts things out and takes all the risks that those who later go there on a "holiday" then know how to avoid...
I 'spose you mean "Moctezuma's Revenge" ;)
Safari is also an adventure that sometimes ends up with you being eaten by lions. Whoopee!!
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A lot more smoothly and safely than the Wintards.
You may have noticed that this defect affects the Windows version of Safari...
Can they work on something for Linux now?
I'm sure if all the Windows users chipped in together, there would be a nice cash incentives to shut the rest of the smug bastards up.
I'll bet 10p that this doesn't affect Safari on OSX.
Even if it did, most of us browse with the "Block Pop-Up Windows" option turned on...
So yeah Safari (on WINDOWS) has a problem that MIGHT affect Macs. Read the article. Anyway it's a BROWSER issue, not an OS issue. Get your facts right.
RE: Apple Bashing
Predicatably the MS defenders have crawled out of the woodwork again. Every vulnerability reported in an Apple or Mozilla product draws them out.
Guys, a vulnerability in a browser is hardly uncommon is it? IE has, after all, had more than it's fair share. It's hardly the end of the world for Apple or Safari because one vulnerability has been found - there have been several others.
Notice something about this vulnerability? It only effects Windows. And that AV vulnerability reported yesterday? That is effectively a Windows problem too. The message MS and their fanboys should be taking home from this: Windows is inherently insecure.
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"Predicatably the MS defenders have crawled out of the woodwork again. Every vulnerability reported in an Apple or Mozilla product draws them out."
Likewise for every Windows flaw.
WebKit/Safari/Camino Mac OS X Results
WebKit and Safari both display the text dump of the file.
Camino Downloads the file.
After expanding the rar file, and opening it (default to webkit)
I do have to end task.
So, it's a vulnerability for one web browser that you have to download with a different engine based browser?
Penguin, because browsing text mode only in lynx is the only way to be sure...