Leopard's firewall a 'mess,' breaks Skype, says researcher


Leopard's firewall is confusing, inconsistent, switched off by default and incompatible with some applications, a security researcher said Friday after analyzing the new security tool.

"This firewall is a mess," Rich Mogull, a security consultant and former Gartner Inc. analyst, said after spending two days digging into the new firewall's capabilities. "It's a step back from Tiger's firewall. I was originally pretty bullish on Leopard's security, and I still am on the concepts, but the implementation makes most of its advances ineffective or unusable." Leopard's firewall a 'mess,' breaks Skype, says researcher

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