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Chris Kilbourn is President of digital.forest, Inc., a Mac-focused network service provider specializing in FileMaker Pro database web hosting, server colocation, QuickTime Streaming, and other Internet business services. (Jan-00)
Like many Mac users, I've been busy this last week installing Apple's Open Transport Tuner 1.0. This patch blocks a potential denial of service attack that can be launched from Macintosh systems running Mac OS 9 and certain CPU configurations running Mac OS 8.6 - see Geoff Duncan's piece in this issue for details on the vulnerability and Apple's fix.
John Copeland, a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, identified this potential attack after detecting a port scan on his home network