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Apple Admits to ‘Misleading’ Firewall

Discussion in 'News' started by Jimmy 2004, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    Apple has admitted that the firewall in its new Leopard OS X may be misleading to users, after complaints that the “Block all incoming connections” setting was not all that it was made out to be.
    As a result, the company has quickly released a patch to fix this issue, which also fixes a flaw that lets processes running as root through the firewall even if they are added to the list of blocked applications, and an issue which means an application needs to be restarted before changes in firewall settings will take affect for it.

    Source: ZDNet.com
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2007
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    Thanks wiak for this useful story.
     
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    Apple misleading...Never...
     
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    Silly Apple... ZoneAlarm FTW!
     
  5. Ravenas

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    I think the title of this post is misleading. Your talking about a flaw/bug in a firewall. This is something Apple fixed after users began to notice this. Title should be changed to something more accurate.
     
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    Yeah, something like:

    "Overpriced computer not nearly as safe as we are all expected to believe"
     
  7. Ravenas

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    You expected, not I ;) I've never suspected that any computer connected to the internet is safe :)
     

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