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Apple's Leopard hit by another serious bug

A new bug has been discovered in Apple's latest Operating System, Leopard.

The flaw apparently causes data to be deleted during when a transfer is interrupted as files are being moved from a destination to another.

For example, when a file is transferred from a hard drive to a USB drive which is unconveniently removed.

According to Tom Karpik, (opens in new tab) the operating system moves files without even checking the integrity of the final file compared to the initial one.

To make things worse, this "bug" has been present in previous Mac Operating Systems going all the way to Panther and unbeknown to Apple.

Since Tom Karpik went public with the bug, several Mac users have been posting similar accounts of problems occurring with Apple's Finder, which according to him is the culprit in this debacle.

Now it will be very intriguing to find out how Apple reacts to this case; will they go public and acknowledge this issue or will they baulk at the problem and take their time to release a fix.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.