Home / News I have a News Tip

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

Follow CircleID on
Related topics: Cybersecurity, DNS
SHARE THIS POST

If you are pressed for time ...

... this is for you. More and more professionals are choosing to publish critical posts on CircleID from all corners of the Internet industry. If you find it hard to keep up daily, consider subscribing to our weekly digest. We will provide you a convenient summary report once a week sent directly to your inbox. It's a quick and easy read.

I make a point of reading CircleID. There is no getting around the utility of knowing what thoughtful people are thinking and saying about our industry.

Vinton Cerf, Co-designer of the TCP/IP Protocols & the Architecture of the Internet

Share your comments

To post comments, please login or create an account.

Related

Topics

DNS Security

Sponsored byAfilias

Cybersecurity

Sponsored byVerisign

Domain Names

Sponsored byVerisign

IP Addressing

Sponsored byAvenue4 LLC

New TLDs

Sponsored byAfilias