Focus on Apple
RE: How Leopard Addresses Security Oct 31 2007 01:36AM
Rex Sanders (rsanders usgs gov)
Most of the firewall problems reported in this article were present in
previous versions - i.e. no news.

The author exaggerates in the conclusions: "The Mac OS X Leopard firewall
failed every test." when his own testing shows otherwise!

Valid criticisms might be:

- Apple has has not made significant improvements in the GUI firewall
configurations.

- Leopard continues to have poor default firewall settings.

- Leopard mislead one security researcher in configuration choices.

-- Rex

At 6:10 PM -0700 10/30/07, Todd Woodward wrote:
>Another article for your consideration:
>
>Leopard with chinks in its armour: A second look at the Mac OS X Leopard
>firewall
>Direct Link: http://www.heise-security.co.uk/articles/98120
>TinyURL Link: http://tinyurl.com/39bjq5
>TinyURL Preview Link: http://preview.tinyurl.com/39bjq5

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