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Apple Confirms Commitment To Fixing Security Flaws In Jaguar

Apple Confirms Commitment To Fixing Security Flaws In Jaguar

by , 6:30 PM EST, October 31st, 2003

After the ruckus raised by a C|Net article suggesting that Apple might not be fixing security problems in Jaguar, Apple says that this isn't the case. The company issued a statement, received by TMO this afternoon, that confirms the company's commitment to "quickly address significant vulnerabilities in past releases of Mac OS X wherever feasible." Apple's statement:

Apple's policy is to quickly address significant vulnerabilities in past releases of Mac OS X wherever feasible. The shipment of Panther does not change this policy. Apple has an excellent track record of working with CERT and the open source community to proactively identify and correct potential vulnerabilities.

You can find more information on the issue in TMO's previous coverage.

The Mac Observer Spin:

This is good to hear, though not too unexpected. Even if Apple had not originally intended to fix Jaguar security issues, something we doubt was actually the case, once the issue was brought to light, there was no way this could remain official policy.

That said, however, with there being any doubt at all, it was important this issue be brought to light in order to clear up any confusion. It is important for Apple to continue to support Jaguar, and even Mac OS X 10.1, which itself is only two years old. Fortunately, it seems that Apple feels the same way.

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