Californian Security Researcher Tom Ferris has found another seven security flaws in Mac OSX.
They mostly involve the handling of images and decompression of zip files.
He expects that they will be addressed in the next Apple security update.
A St Louis Post-Dispatch article on the flaws urges caution , “Avoid opening strange or unusual e-mail attachments, and beware of Web links embedded in unsolicited Web correspondence.”
As many people pointed out during the excitement of the last round of security flaws, this has been pretty sensible advice since, like, forever.
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