Okay, it’s not that scary, other than the fact Martin isn’t even in the episode this week. That’s right, I flew solo and invited Glenn Fleishman from TidBITS and Wi-Fi Networking News to join me in an episode dedicated to the security issues around the release of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
Glenn Fleishman is a TidBITS contributing editor and a Seattle journalist who covers technology for publications like The New York Times, Popular Science, and The Economist. He blogs daily about Wi-Fi and other wireless networking at Wi-Fi Networking News. Glenn lives in Seattle with his wife Lynn, sons Ben and Rex, two iPhones, and a dozen Macs of various vintages.
This is one of the most significant updates to the OS X series of the Mac operating system, with more dedicated security updates than any other version. But although Apple clearly invested in security, they didn’t necessarily finish the job. A combination of incomplete security feature implementations and some new operating system features with security implications make this a release for us security geeks to keep our eyes on.
- Rich’s pre-release TidBITS article on Security Improvements in Leopard
- Thomas Ptacek’s article evaluating the Leopard security features, post-release
- The ISFYM (Internet Security For Your Mac) post on Back to My Mac security problems by Open Door Networks
- Leopard firewall article from Heise Security
- Rich’s follow up article on Leopard Security