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Parade of security flaws

Date: January 05, 2007

A third monthlong parade of security flaw releases has kicked off, this time focused on Macs. But some are questioning the purpose of such campaigns.

Two bug hunters, Kevin Finisterre and the pseudonymous LMH, say that each day in January, they will detail a security hole in Apple Computer's Mac OS X or applications for that operating system. Like previous efforts, which focused on Web browser and kernel vulnerabilities, the "Month of Apple Bugs" is meant to improve security, the pair state on their Web site. Flaws that are publicly disclosed will get fixed quickly, they argue.
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