Apple releases update for AirPort Extreme

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Apple on Thursday released an update for AirPort Extreme, its wireless networking product. According to Apple, AirPort Extreme Update 2007-02 improves compatibility with AirPort Extreme base stations and networks.

The update also improves compatibility for the MacBook Core 2 Duo and the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo when using certain third-party access points configured to use WEP Open System security.

The AirPort update includes a fix for a security issue where attackers on the wireless network may cause system crashes. A security note on Apple’s Web site says that an attacker in local proximity may be able to trigger a system crash by sending a maliciously-crafted frame to an affected system.

This security issue affects the Core Duo version of Mac mini, MacBook, and MacBook Pro computers equipped with wireless. Other systems, including the Core 2 Duo versions are not affected.

This story, "Apple releases update for AirPort Extreme" was originally published by PCWorld.

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