If you support Macs, you'll want to make sure you check out and apply the latest OS X patch--Security Update 2009-003.Released on Wednesday, this patch addresses several vulnerabilities, but perhaps the most critical address a flaw that could allow an attacker compromise a machine after the user views a malformed image. According to Apple "Viewing a maliciously crafted [image file] may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution."
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