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Source: MacMinute.com

Apple releases security update for Panther
October 28, 2003 - 16:34 EST Apple today released Security Update 2003-10-28 via the Mac OS X Software Update preference pane. According to the company, the update addresses a potential vulnerability in the implementation of QuickTime Java in Mac OS X 10.3 Panther and Mac OS X Server 10.3 that could allow unauthorized access to a system.
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That was the first thing that popped into my mind as well.

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Is'nt it better that Apple find the problem, better someone else does?
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I was going to say this was a "potential" problem. And is now no longer.

They fixed the problem before it was ever exploited.

I think that's by far better than what MS does.

Don't expect everything to be perfect out of the box people.

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i personally think it was just a way to test out software update for panther users and get a report of how many people are on panther.. but maybe it was a potential problem

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Speaking of which, did you get the update alright MacAddikt?

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Well I did a Windows Update today, and actually read through all of the things that were supposedly fixed, and there were so many potential ways a hacker could get into my machine, it wasn't funny. I couldn't believe the stuff I was reading. So I guess Apple with their one update every once in a while is OK.

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im not too worried about it. i mean i have had the OS installed for 3 full days and they discovered the problem already and fixed it thats fine by me
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Speaking of which, did you get the update alright MacAddikt?

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yep.. i got all them ... why wouldnt i?

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