Tag: OSX


Apple Tops Most Vulnerable Software List

According to a recent report by Secunia, Apple’s software has topped the list of software vulnerabilities beating out Oracle for the not-so-prized top spot. The report which focuses on the first half of 2010 shows that Apple had more reported flaws than any other vendor. Microsoft retains its third-place spot. Altogether, the top ten vendors account for some 38% of all flaws reported.

While this report does not take into account the severity of the security flaws, it displays that these software vulnerabilities are becoming more prevalent through third-party applications rather than the actual operating system.  For example, many of Apple’s flaws are not in its operating system, Mac OS X, but rather in software like Safari, QuickTime, and iTunes.

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ScreenGrab: Share Your Screenshots

ScreenGrab is small application that allows you to easily take screenshots and then quickly upload them to a web server via FTP.  The application is free and can function without using FTP, However, if you want a place to upload the screenshots you will need a web server with FTP access.  Otherwise,  your screenshots will stay on your local computers hard drive (unless of course you delete them).

ScreenGrab is very simple and easy to use.  All you need to know is the hot key which enables the screen capture mode.  The hot key for OSX is command + shift + 4 and if you would like select a specific window, hit the space bar and click the window you wish to screenshot.  The hot keys for Windows are Alt+F10 for fullscreen, Alt+F11 for select area, and Alt+F12 for active window.

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