Living here in the Philippines, we get “virus” infections all the time on our computer. So I was happy to hear that yesterday, Apple Corporation released a new webbrowser for windows systems.

Ah, wonderful. Maybe this one will keep my computer from getting sick.

Except then we read this:

Within hours of Apple’s public release of the beta for Safari 3.0 for Windows, three security researchers independently found holes within the new browser. Researcher Aviv Raff highlighted in a blog post the company’s product statement, that reads: “Apple’s engineers designed Safari to be secure from day one.” Raff found a vulnerability, a memory corruption error that could allow an attacker to insert malicious code on a Windows machine, within three minutes using publicly available fuzzing tools….

Oh well. Back to firefox, and Ubuntu

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Nancy Reyes is a retired physician living in the Philippines. Her website is Finest Kind Clinic and Fishmarket

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