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Snow leopard firewall settings?
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Aug 28, 2009, 05:58 PM
I noticed in the firewall settings there is a check mark for "automatically allow applications with certificate". I presume this allows any program you have on your system can update or phone home if it has a valid certificate. Does this sound about right?
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Aug 28, 2009, 06:05 PM
I thought Apples firewall only filtered incoming requests? So it wouldn't be able to stop apps from phoning home anyways.
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