Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5.1, the first update to Leopard, and fixes problems with Back to My Mac, Mail, and Finder data loss when moving files among partitions and networked volumes. It also makes one cosmetic change to the application firewall while fixing a problem that bit Skype users and adding more security.
The question of whether Safari 3 would be released for Tiger is answered: yes. Apple pushed out Mac OS X 10.4.11, which fixes a huge list of bugs and security flaws along with the enhanced Web browser.
Apple touted Leopard's firewall as an improvement over Tiger, but security consultant Rich Mogull found significant problems with how it works and makes some suggestions for better security.
Apple fixes security-related bugs in QuickTime 7.3 and adds support for multi-country iPhone activation in iTunes 7.5.
A new piece of malware targeting Mac OS X, if installed, can change your computer's DNS settings so that Web requests are sent to phishing sites or ads for pornography.
Apple has focused a lot of attention on making Leopard more secure, and security analyst Rich Mogull looks at each of the promised features to explain how it will keep your data, your online communications, and your Mac safe.
The Wi-Fi exploit heard round the world a year ago August is now explicated in an extremely technical paper. But still no simple, verifiable, third-party proof, despite what are ostensibly the researcher's best intentions.
What do you do when gremlins infest your FileVault... and you're many timezones away from home and your backups? Security consultant Rich Mogull shares what it's like to eat your own encrypted dogfood while on the road.
"Sidejacking" has entered the lexicon of network attacks. This newly defined term refers to a method of hijacking an in-progress Web session with a remote service - like Gmail - by intercepting and re-using the credentials that identify you to that server. Protecting against sidejacking may take a rethink on the part of Web site operators, users, and browser makers.
Joe Kissell returns to the topic of Safe Sleep with a better script for managing it, corrections to his previous article, and reasons why you might still want to leave Safe Sleep enabled.
The Mac OS X Wi-Fi sniffing software KisMAC has reached the end of its lifespan due to a change in German law, where its developers live, that criminalizes software such as it.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) are systems for providing security to Internet communications, particularly Web browsing
Late last week, Apple released Security Update 2007-006 to address bugs in the WebCore and WebKit code upon which Safari and many other Web-savvy Macintosh applications rely
Within three days of Apple's release of the Safari Web browser for Windows XP and Vista in beta testing versions, several significant security flaws were discovered, some of which were reported to Apple
When I was writing "Take Control of Passwords in Mac OS X," I thought long and hard about what sorts of strategies I could recommend for creating strong yet memorable passwords