What's the deal with this? Have you all been reading around about the security issue with OSX and Apple's slow and partial response to it? Apparently that security update last week was in response to a problem with Help and security that Apple was told about last Feb. (I got this from other sites..so don't know if it's true or not)<br><br>And apparently it only addresses part of the security problem. According to MacIntouch you should do the below. I'm not sure if this is overkill..but it doesn't hurt:<br><br>1. Immediately install Apple's 2004.05-24 security patch for Mac OS "Panther" or the Jaguar (10.2.8) patch. (Upgrade if you're using a previous Mac OS X version.) <br><br>2. Disable "Open 'safe' files after downloading" in the first Safari Preferences pane.<br> <br>3. Be extremely cautious about (and avoid) visiting unknown web sites. Be very wary of hidden links in web pages, scripts and emails. (Mac OS X's vulnerabilities can exploited by the same sort of techniques used for "phishing" scams.) <br><br>4. Keep multiple complete, timely backups (and write copies of critical information frequently to CD-R).<br> <br>5. Use all available, appropriate security aids, such as a firewall (the Mac OS X Firewall is under Sharing in the Mac OS X System Preferences), Objective Development's Little Snitch and anti-virus software.<br> <br>6. Keep up to date with the latest news and tips about these Mac security issues - information is developing rapidly, now that the vulnerabilities are public, and any real exploits will develop rapidly, too.<br> <br>7. Patch additional holes Apple has left open [see below], after first making a backup and determining the procedure for reversing your patches. <br><br><br>
#167621 - 05/31/0410:30 PMRe: Apple, OSX and security
I had some spyware crap on my PC box at work that just took over the machine. Geez, what a pain in the ass that was to get rid of. Well, actually I couldn't and the IT help guys at work couldn't either. Had to wipe and start out with a new install of everything. Major loss of productivity for a good day and a half or so. <br><br>
#167622 - 05/31/0410:35 PMRe: Apple, OSX and security
So can this only happen using Safari? I usually use Firefox. But, I will be keeping an eye on things. Haven't updated to 10.3.4 yet because I heard on some PBs there is increased fan activity, although I also read just the opposite too -- less fan activity. I did, however, install it on the G4 1.25GHz iMac at work with no apparent problems. I usually wait a bit to see what problems people are reporting before I run an OS update just to get some idea of what I might have in store. I guess I'll run it on the G4 867 dualie here at home first.<br><br>
There's a lot of programs that help eliminate spyware...I don't know why an IT employee wouldn't make use of such an app because a few are free and do a decent job of wiping out crap. <br><br>[color:red]You slap my back, I'll slap yours!</font color=red>
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