Just as Microsoft Corp. is releasing its monthly security patches, Apple Computer Inc. has fixed a number of nasty bugs in its QuickTime media player.
The fixes, which can be found in QuickTime 7.0.4, fix five flaws in the player that could be used by attackers to run unauthorized code on a Mac OS X or Windows computer running QuickTime.
Security researchers have discovered four critical vulnerabilities involving Apple's QuickTime media player software and the download application for Apple's iTunes music store. The flaws create a means for hackers to take control of affected systems, according to eEye Digital Security, the firm that discovered the bugs.
Addressing a packed crowd of the Mac faithful, Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs on Tuesday served up the first Intel-based Macs, introducing a new high-end laptop and a revamped iMac.
In time for Macworld, Maxxuss has released a set of patches, tools, and tips for tuning a 10.4.3 8F1111 or 8F1111A system for speed with a focus on better UI experience. Tuning for speed is a necessity if you want to run 8F1111(A) with VMWare or a less powerful notebook, and especially if you run PPC-native (non-universal) Mac software through Rosetta.
Most rumours about Tuesday's keynote by Steve Jobs at MacWorld in San Francisco suggest that the Apple will be unveiling updated versions of its iBook and PowerBook notebook computers.
The laptops would likely be the first Apple computers to use Intel processors.