Safari/MacBook security

It is probably not very well-known for many, and probably ignored by most, but it seems that Mac OS X and specifically Safari leaves much to be desired when talking about security.

During the Pwn2Own contest, Safari was the first browser to fall, in the order of seconds, when put under attack by Charlie Miller. This has been reported in several places, like Pwn2Own 2009: Safari/MacBook falls in seconds, or Miller: Safari on Mac First to Fall During PWN2OWN Contest, or Miller Cracks Safari Within Seconds, Wins PWN2OWN Contest. For the second year in a row, Safari/MacBook has been the browser to fall under attack the first.

So, if you are a user of Mac OS X, be very careful when using Safari. These attacks so far require you to click on links specifically crafted to cause harm to your computer, which might allow the attacker to gain total control of your machine. Hence, the importance of never running with an account that has administrative privileges.

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  1. Tomato/basil Eggplant rollatini Serves 4
    Preheat oven 450 F degrees
    1 med eggplant unpeeled cut longway in 8 slices
    lightly salt and cover with plate to extract water.
    1 t olive oil
    3 garlic cloves chopped
    2 c canned crushed tomatoes (no sugar added)
    4 T chopped fresh basil
    1 small zucchini diced
    1/4 c minced onion
    1/2 c skim ricotta cheese
    1/2 cfresh parsley
    1 lg egg or equal
    3 Tbls grated Parmesan cheese (i grate my own)
    1/4 t salt
    1/4 t blk pepper
    Place eggplant on cookie sheet in 1 layer & spray very lightly with nonstick spray. Bake ’til browned (about 10 min on each side) Reduce oven to 400 F
    Sauce heat oil in med. sauce pan over med heat add 2 cloves garlic & cook stir constantly about 30 sec. Add tomatoes & 2 T of basil,bring to simmer cook til thickened about 10 min.
    Filling spray lrg skillet with nonstick sprayand cook over med-high heat add zucchini, onion & remainder of garlic cook til veggies are softened (5 min) Transfer to med bowl & cool. Stir in ricotta, parsley, egg or substitute, 2 Tbls basil, 2 Tbls Parmesan, the salt & pepper.
    Assemble the rollatini, spray 1 1/2 qt baking dish (Not aluminum) with nonstick spray. Spread 3 Tbls of sauce in dish. Put 2 Tbls filling at end of eggplant slice & roll. Place all rolls seam side down , single layer in baking dish. Spoon remainder of sauce over the rollatini & top with remaining Parmesan.
    Bake til heated through completely 25 30 min.
    Umm, umm good.

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