updated 06:05 pm EDT, Thu April 24, 2008
Boot Camp, Common Criteria
Apple today released a variety of updates for Boot Camp users, as well as a Common Criteria Tools security verification utility. The Boot Camp updates are required to install Service Pack 3 in Windows XP, Windows Vista 32-bit, and Windows Vista 64-bit versions on an Intel Mac. Little is mentioned regarding the updates themselves, but they are presumably designed to ensure compatibility with the updated versions of Windows.
Common Criteria Tools are an internationally approved set of security standards designed to provide a clear and reliable evaluation of the security capabilities of various pieces of IT equipment. The tools are targeted towards security conscious individuals and groups, such as governmental institutions, and are currently in standardized usage throughout 14 countries.