October 3, 2001

Defend your Mac from remote attacks

Author: JT Smith

SeattleTimes: "This column covers remote attacks in which
someone elsewhere on the Internet tries to break into your machine. The next column will discuss
how to secure data in transit.

Mac OS 9 and earlier systems have remained impregnable to all direct forms of attack, and so far,
Mac OS X remains intact. OS X relies on a traditional Unix installation as its base, but Apple wisely
puttied shut the openings in OS X where the worst offenders in the Unix operating system tend to


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