Is your Classic Mac OS server aiding and abetting spammers? Chuck Goolsbee has found a serious security flaw in older Mac server software that’s being exploited, and we have the details. Continuing in the security vein, Glenn Fleishman looks at the WPA support in the latest AirPort software update, and we note security fixes in Panther. Also this week, Apple identifies a problem with Panther and external FireWire 800 drives, and Eudora 6.0.1 is released.
Security Update 2003-10-28 Released -- Although Mac OS X 10.3 Panther fixes a number of security-related flaws that existed in previous versions of Mac OS X, Apple has wasted no time in releasing Security Update 2003-10-28 via Software Update last week
Eudora 6.01 Released -- Qualcomm has updated Eudora to version 6.0.1, fixing a number of minor bugs and updating the company's email client for Mac OS X 10.3 Panther compatibility
When a new version of an operating system is released, we expect to run into bugs or incompatibilities that didn't get shaken out during the testing phase
Following on the heels of the release of Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Apple last week pushed out the AirPort 3.2 Update, which features the expected addition of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption, a new security method for providing robust encryption over wireless connections between an AirPort Extreme Card and an AirPort Extreme Base Station
The Internet's spam volume has increased exponentially over the past four months. How? Spammers have found a new way to send their spam, in far greater volumes than previously thought possible
Panther vs. external FireWire drives -- Who's being bit by Panther's proclivity to eat external FireWire drives? Although Apple has pinpointed a problem with FireWire 800 drives, others are seeing issues in FireWire 400 drives, too