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SecurityFocus: Ending the Free Lunch

Dec 01, 2003, 07:00 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hal Flynn)

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"In the last week of October, Apple debuted its latest installment of the BSD-based operating system Mac OS X 10.3, also known as Panther. With it came many new features, as well as some security fixes.

"And not just a couple security fixes, several of them. All told, nine security fixes ranging from problems in Mac OS X applications such as finder, to freely available applications such as OpenSSH.

"The security patches created a huge controversy when they came out, owing to a rumor that the only way to get the fix would be to purchase the upgrade, a $129 outlay..."

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