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Chumlord
10-26-2007, 03:38 PM
It is sweet!!!!

mdram
10-31-2007, 09:12 AM
Holes in Leopard's firewall | Tech news blog - CNET News.com (http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9807471-7.html?tag=nefd.pulse)

Although Apple is selling its new Mac OS X Leopard (http://www.cnet.com/mac-os-x-leopard/) operating system on its improved security (http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9803779-7.html), researchers at Heise Security (http://www.heise-security.co.uk/articles/98120) have already found fault with its firewall. Unlike with Windows Vista (http://www.cnet.com/windows-vista.html), the Apple firewall is not enabled by default and must be enabled by the end user. Even if you had the firewall enabled in a previous version of the Mac OS X, after an upgrade to Leopard the firewall will again be set to "Allow all incoming connections." It will be disabled.
According to Jürgen Schmidt, editor in chief at Heise Security, if you enable the Apple firewall and set it to "Block all incoming connections," access from the Internet to certain internal system services will still be allowed. As an example, he said that his team was able to query the NetBIOS Naming Service over a Lan network even with full blocking enabled. The team was also unable to specifically enable UDP filtering within Leopard, which should block access to NetBIOS.
Schmidt also faulted Apple for not including the latest versions of open-source applications within Leopard. In August, Charles Miller of Independent Security Evaluators noted the same (http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9759132-7.html) at the annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. The expectation over the summer had been that Leopard would include the most recent version of several open-source applications and protocols.
Within Leopard, Schmidt noted that Apple ships ntpd 4.2.2, while the latest version is 4.2.4, although he admits that it is unclear whether there are any exploitable vulnerabilities here.
That's not the case with Samba, a primary networking protocol. Over the summer Apple did update its Samba package (http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9752986-7.html), but not to the most recent version. Leopard ships with version 3.0.025b (same as Tiger). The more recent releases of Samaba, 3.0.25c and 3.0.26a, do include several known bug fixes so it is unclear why Apple did not update Samba within Leopard.
Apple has a longstanding policy about not commenting in public on issues regarding the security of its products.

satterly
11-28-2007, 10:47 PM
Sometimes stability outweighs security. What was the last outbreak of mac security breaches you've heard of?

Chumlord
12-01-2007, 01:05 PM
It still is SWEET!!!!!

hookinfinger
12-06-2007, 11:28 AM
Sometimes stability outweighs security. What was the last outbreak of mac security breaches you've heard of?



I just happened to read this article this morning.


FT.com / Companies / IT - Apple’s rising popularity lures hackers (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c79b814e-a364-11dc-b229-0000779fd2ac.html)




Dennis

satterly
12-07-2007, 07:24 PM
I still wouldn't consider it anything to shy away from. 100 - 150 variants of a malicious code. thats almost laughable that a security firm thinks that number is a problem. How many thousands of variants are there of each windoze targeted malware?

Chumlord
12-08-2007, 06:07 PM
Still sweet!!!

Dae
01-18-2008, 06:58 PM
This maybe my next computer.

Hack Attack: Build a Hackintosh Mac for Under $800 (http://lifehacker.com/software/hack-attack/build-a-hackintosh-mac-for-under-800-321913.php)

- Dae

fishooter
02-12-2008, 02:46 PM
20" iMac working great with Leopard.
Mark

Chumlord
02-12-2008, 03:21 PM
That's what I'm talking about!!!!! Apples are sweet aren't they!!!!