OS X vulnerability "Rootpipe" still present

Rafagon

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"Rootpipe", a grave vulnerability in Apple's OS X operating system that is said to have existed since 2011, was previously believed fixed. Embarrassingly for Apple, this is not the case, according to former NSA staffer Patrick Wardle.

This vulnerability allows an attacker to gain full control of a target's Mac without requiring any authentication.

Mr. Wardle, according to the linked article, has handed over all his findings on the flaw. The ball is now in Apple's court: keep showering celebrities with expensive gifts, or get a decent quality control department in place?
 
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You're really on a roll with the hyperlinks. Even "Mac" has one!