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Leopard upgrade hits Mac firewall

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:10 am
by Andy
Leopard upgrade hits Mac firewall
Upgrading to the latest version of Apple's operating system, might make a Mac less secure, say experts.

A test of Leopard revealed that installing it led to the firewall on a Mac being turned off and its default setting changed to leave it disabled.

Heise Security, who conducted the tests, said the failings meant users could not "rely" on the firewall to protect them.

Apple has yet to comment about the security shortcomings in Leopard.
Apple not having a great time at the moment so it seems...

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7071017.stm

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:42 am
by empireum
Also noticed this after upgrading from Tiger, the firewall was disabled afterwards...