Apple fixes Leopard firewall

by admin November 16, 2007 at 12:56 pm

New update addresses security issues

Apple has issued an update for its newly-released MacOS 10.5.1, better known as Leopard.

The update addresses Leopard’s firewall, the most highly-publicised shortcoming in the operating system.

Shortly after Leopard’s public release in October, researchers claimed that the firewall was not doing its job.

Heise Security researcher Jurgen Schmidt said that users would not be able to rely on the firewall to block potentially harmful traffic, even at its most secure setting.

Apple explained that the issues Schmidt had highlighted were down to the way Leopard classifies its ‘block all incoming connections’ setting.

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