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Apple.com Resources, Developments and TILs on Security Issues

Posted on July 2, 2001

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General Security

  • Mac OS Security and Cryptography (ADC)
  • Technical Q&As – Security (ADC)
  • Product Security Response Support Information
  • PGP: Protecting Security Information
  • Security Updates

Mailing Lists

  • Product Security Notifications and Announcements
  • Apple’s Implementation of the Common Data Security Architecture

Software

  • Mac OS (General)
  • Keychain Manager (ADC)
  • Mac OS: “Unable to establish a secure connection” or “security certificate” Messages in Web Browsers (TIL 106211) [2001 March 23]
  • Securely Erasing, Accessing and Dismounting a Macintosh Partition (ADC FL11) [1999 January 11]
  • Accessing the ARA/PPP Password (ADC NW56) [1999 May 17]
  • System Folder: ‘Secure INIT’ Update (TIL 5773) [1990 June 29]

Mac OS X Server  Network Security Features

  • 10.0.4 Server Update: Document and Software (TIL 120035) [2001 July 5Mac OS X Server 10.0: Directory Services – Password Security Issue With Windows 2000 Active Directory Group Name (TIL 106368) [2001 June 19]
  • Mac OS X Server 10.0: Password Does Not Work As Expected After a Change (TIL 106361) [2001 June 19]
  • About Mac OS X Server 1.0-2 Update (TIL 59005) [2001 June 11]
  • Recovering From NetInfo Disasters (TIL 30761) [2001 May 22]
  • Macintosh Manager 1.4: What Is File Level Protection? (TIL 31340) [2001 April 24]
  • What Is NetInfo? (TIL 60038) [2000 November 22]
  • About Security With Mac OS X Server (TIL 60112) [2000 November 2]
  • Macintosh Manager: Settings Disappear After Logging In (TIL 25166) [2000 September 14]

Mac OS X

  • An Introduction to Mac OS X Security (ADC)
  • Mac OS X 10.0: 10.0.4 Update and Before You Install Information (TIL 106360) [2001 June 29]
  • Mac OS X 10.0: Software Update Privileges and Password Issue (TIL 106269) [2001 May 17]
  • Mac OS X 10.0: Remote Login and OpenSSH in 10.0.1 Update (TIL 106274) [2001 April 14]
  • Authorization API: DTS sample AuthSample (ADC) [2001 April 3]
  • Mac OS X and Root Access (ADC QA1013) [2001 March 21]

OPENSTEP & NeXTSTEP

  •  NeXTSTEP 3.2 And Earlier CERT Security Advisories (TIL 72639) [1999 March 4]
  •  Password Protecting OPENSTEP for Mach in Single User Mode (TIL 72593) [1999 March 2]
  •  WebObjects 4: Using SSL with WebObjects 4 (TIL 70101) [2001 February 13]
  •  WebObjects 4: SSL Example (TIL 70106) [1999 November 5]
  •  WebObjects: Preventing Security Holes with Dynamic Content (TIL 70146) [2000 December 7]
  •  Using Netscape SSL with WebObjects 3.5.1 (TIL 72637) [2000 June 8]

Mac OS Classic

  •         Multiple Users 1.4.1: Document and Software (TIL 120005) [2001 May 24]
  •         Mac OS 9: File Sharing Security (TIL 60621) [2001 March 27]
  •         Mac OS 8.5: Outlook Express Security Patch (TIL 24542) [2001 Janurary 3]
  •         Mac OS 9: File Security – Changing Keychain Settings (TIL 60484) [2000 August 29]
  •         Macintosh: Can I Have A Password At Startup? (TIL 24974) [2000 July 12]
  •         Mac OS 9: File Security – Can’t Unlock Keychain (TIL 60548) [2000 July 11]
  •         Mac OS 9: File Security – Encrypting and Decrypting Files (TIL 60487) [2000 July 11]
  •         Mac OS 9: File Security – Using Your Keychain On Another Computer (TIL 60485) [2000 July 11]
  •         Macintosh Manager 1.3 Security Bypass Extension (Download) [2000 April 13]
  •         Mac OS 9: File Security – About Digital Certificates and Keys (TIL 60480) [2000 April 10]
  •         Mac OS 8.6: Crash With Password Security and Japanese Language Kit (TIL 25058) [1999 November 18]
  •         Mac OS 9: Multiple Users – Tips For Creating a Secure Voice Password (TIL 60525) [1999 October 20]
  •         Mac OS 9: File Security – Items That Cannot Be Encrypted (TIL 60524) [1999 October 20]
  •         Mac OS 9: File Security – Forgotten Passphrase (TIL 60523) [1999 October 20]
  •         Mac OS 9: File Security – Protecting Files, Folders, and Disks (TIL 60486) [1999 October 20]
  •         Mac OS 9: File Security – Creating a Keychain (TIL 60482) [1999 October 20]
  •         Mac OS 9: File Security – Verifying Digital Signatures (TIL 60481) [1999 October 20]
  •         Mac OS 9: File Security – Choosing a Good Password (TIL 60483) [1999 October 20]

Password Security Control Panel

  •         PowerBook: Password Security Frequently Asked Questions (TIL 19161) [2001 April 3]
  •         PowerBook (FireWire): Password Security (TIL 60729) [2000 July 11]
  •         Password Security 1.0.6 for PB 2400 or 3400 (TIL 26056) [2000 May 31]
  •         PowerBook G3 Series (Bronze keyboard): Password Security Issue with USB Keyboard (TIL 58386) [2000 May 9]
  •         Mac OS 9: Pause With Password Security (TIL 60596) [1999 October 20]
  •         Password Security: May Not Accept Password If Keyboard Layout Changes (TIL 60302) [1999 September 21]
  •         PowerBook: I Forgot My Password for Password Security (TIL 24826) [1999 March 4]
  •         PowerBook 2400,3400: Password Security and Mac OS 8.0 (TIL 24128) [1998 January 21]
  •         Password Security 1.0.6 (Download) [1998 January 15]
  •         Password Security 1.0.6 Info (Download Info)
  •         PowerBook 3400: Password Security And At Ease 4.0.x (TIL 24014) [1997 June 26]
  •         PowerBook 190 & 5300: Password Security & Sleep Issue (TIL 19358) [1996 September 5]
  •         Password Security Control Panel (TIL 19012) [1995 December 8]

 

AppleShare

  •         AppleShare IP 6.3.x: Multiple Users Prevents Remote Use of Mac OS Server Admin (TIL 106139) [2001 February 28]
  •         AppleShare IP 6.0: Using Secure Printing (TIL 24544) [2000 July 12]
  •         AppleShare IP 6.0: Print Server Security (TIL 24582) [2000 June 13]
  •         AppleShare IP 6: Default Password Methods (TIL 25042) [1999 November 11]
  •         AppleShare Security: How Secure Against Viruses Is It? (TIL 3662) [1989 May 9]

At Ease & Network Assistant

  •       At Ease 5.0.2 Updater: Read Me (TIL 30864) [2001 May 22]
  •       Network Assistant 3.5: Passwords (TIL 24623) [2000 June 20]  At Ease 5.0: Disk Security       Does Not Work With HFS+ Formatted Drives (TIL 30360) [2000 April 17]
  •         PowerBook 3400: Password Security And At Ease 4.0.x (TIL 24014) [1997 June 26]
  •         Mac OS Runtime for Java
  •         Mac OS Runtime for Java (MRJ) 2.2.5 (Download) [2001 June 1]
  •         MRJ: Software and Information (TIL 75097) [2001 May 18]
  •         Applet Signing with MRJ and Javakey (ADC TN1175) [2000 October 16]
  •         MRJ: Applet Security (TIL 30928) [2000 April 17]
  •         MRJ 2.2: Running A Secure Applet (TIL 31179) [2000 March 20]
  •         MRJ 2.1: Applet Security (TIL 60180) [1999 March 29]

Miscellaneous

  •         URLDownload Error Codes (ADC NW66) [2000 April 24]
  •         ClarisWorks & AppleWorks: Password Removal (TIL 57298) [2000 April 13]
  •         AOCE: DigiSign What It Does (TIL 13561) [1994 December 9]
  •         Deleting forgotten root password under A/UX (TIL 14810) [1994 March 7]
  •         AOCE: How ASDSP Encrypts (TIL 13538) [1993 September 30]
  •         AOCE: Authentication and Privacy Services Overview (TIL 13531) [1993 September 30]

 

Hardware

  •    Apple Open Firmware Password Protection Warning (TIL 106292) [2001 April 27]
  •    G4 Cube Firmware 4.1.8 Update (Download) [2001 March 23]
  •    Power Mac G4 Firmware 4.1.8 Update (Download) [2001 March 23]
  •     iMac Firmware 4.1.7 Update (Download) [2001 March 23]
  •     PowerBook Firmware 4.1.8 Update (Download) [2001 March 23]
  •     iBook Firmware 4.1.7 Update (Download) [2001 March 23]
  •     Networks: Selectively Securing Zones and Devices (TIL 8794) [2001 April 30]
  •     Quadra 900, 950, AWS 95, WS 9150: Security Keyswitch (TIL 10207) [2000 September 7]
  •     PowerBook G3 Series (Bronze keyboard): Password Security Issue with USB Keyboard (TIL 58386) [2000 May 9]
  •     PowerBook 3400: Password Security And At Ease 4.0.x (TIL 24014) [1997 June 26]
  •     AWS 95: NCSC Security Levels Available (TIL 15109) [1997 September 15]

 

Physical Security

  •    PowerBook Duo Floppy-disk Adapter: Hole for Security Lock (TIL 11092) [2001 May 24]
  •     iBook: Secure By Running Cable Through Handle (TIL 60452) [2001 May 1]
  •     Security Lock Ports On Apple Displays (TIL 17103) [2001 August 9]
  •     Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh: Security Slot (TIL 24301) [1998 January 8]
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