Apple Releases AirPort Security Updates

Apple today released AirPort Update 2006-001 and Security Update 2006-005, with several AirPort-related fixes. Apple says the issues were uncovered by an internal audit commissioned in the wake of the SecureWorks “MacBook Wi-Fi Hack” drama, but that these issues were not discovered or reported by SecureWorks. From Macworld:

Apple has maintained that SecureWorks has provided no proof that Mac drivers are vulnerable in any way.

“They did not supply us with any information to allow us to identify a specific problem, so we initiated an internal audit,” Apple spokesman, Anuj Nayar, told Macworld. “Today’s update preemptively strengthens our drivers against potential vulnerabilities, and while it addresses issues found internally by Apple, we are open to hearing from security researchers on how to improve security on the Mac.”

Thursday, 21 September 2006