Apple patches Mac every which way

Apple has fixed more than 40 security holes in its Mac operating system in a mammoth patch.

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Apple has fixed more than 40 security holes in its Mac operating system in a mammoth patch.

The OS upgrade to Mac OS X v10.4.9 with Update 2007-003 can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences or from Apple Downloads.

The fixes address remote hacking, cross-site scripting errors and access without privileges faults in various functions of the Mac system, including incorrect ways the system operates with third-party applications and peripherals.

The number of faults Apple addresses in its OS now regularly outnumbers the total number addressed by Microsoft in Windows. Microsoft didn‘t release any security patches as part of its monthly patching cycle this month, although Apple would argue that several of its latest fixes address only a very small number of users with niche setups.

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