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Apple Criticized by Security Experts for Not Patching DNS Bug

Analysts and security researchers are criticizing Apple Inc. for not yet patching a critical Domain Name System (DNS) bug in its Mac OS X operating system.

Gregg Keizer of Computerworld reports: Apple, which integrates considerable open-source code into its operating systems, relies on BIND, created by the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), for its DNS components. ISC patched BIND July 8, but as of today, Apple had not released an update for Mac OS X. 'It's not sending a real good message,' said Rich Mogull, an independent security consultant and former Gartner Inc. analyst. 'If they don't patch this in a reasonable time, they're putting their customers at risk.'

Update 8/1/2008: Apple Finally Patches DNS Flaw

Read full story: Computerworld

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