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Friday, 04 September 2009 01:16

Snow Leopard may install insecure Flash player

A security firm has alleged that the shipping disks of Snow Leopard contain an older version of Adobe's Flash player with known security vulnerabilities. Not only that, the Snow Leopard installation replaces the current version on a user's machine with the older one.

Security expert Graham Cluley, in a blog post on the website of security firm Sophos, describes how he diligently keeps his Flash player up to date -- version is the current Mac version.

But when he installed Snow Leopard and then tested his Flash player, he discovered that he had been downgraded to version

That version, Cluley claims, "is known not to be secure and is not patched against various security vulnerabilities."

But the insecure version described in the security bulletin Cluley references is about Flash Player and earlier versions. Whether shares the same vulnerability is not clear.

Cluley also posted a video on YouTube about his finding, and one commenter said that after his install, he is still running

Regardless, it's probably a good idea for every Snow Leopard adopter to get over to Adobe's Flash Version Test page to check that they're running the up-to-date version.

Any necessary upgrade can be downloaded from the Flash Player Download Center .

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Now’s the Time for 400G Migration

The optical fibre community is anxiously awaiting the benefits that 400G capacity per wavelength will bring to existing and future fibre optic networks.

Nearly every business wants to leverage the latest in digital offerings to remain competitive in their respective markets and to provide support for fast and ever-increasing demands for data capacity. 400G is the answer.

Initial challenges are associated with supporting such project and upgrades to fulfil the promise of higher-capacity transport.

The foundation of optical networking infrastructure includes coherent optical transceivers and digital signal processing (DSP), mux/demux, ROADM, and optical amplifiers, all of which must be able to support 400G capacity.

With today’s proprietary power-hungry and high cost transceivers and DSP, how is migration to 400G networks going to be a viable option?

PacketLight's next-generation standardised solutions may be the answer. Click below to read the full article.


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