Apple’s AirPort Extreme can pose security risk

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Apple on Monday released a software update that addresses a pair of security problems in the company’s latest AirPort Extreme base station.

The update, available for download from Apple’s Web site, tightens the default configuration of the AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n, Apple said in a security alert. The update also fixes a security flaw that exposes file names on a password-protected disk attached to the device, Apple said.

The default configuration of the Apple base station allows incoming IPv6 connections. This may expose network services on hosts connected to the device to remote attackers, Apple said. IPv6 is the next version of the Internet Protocol designed to support a broader range of IP addresses as the IP version 4 addresses currently in use become scarce.

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